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United Way celebrates 2013 campaign successes

Apr 04, 2014 -- 11:46am


With most campaigns wrapped up for the year, the United Way of Southeast Missouri is celebrating the success of their 2013 fundraising campaign. Executive Director, Nancy Jernigan tells KZIM/KSIM to date you raised $971,792.  There are still a several campaigns outstanding and Jernigan is hopeful they will reach the $1 million goal.  In addition to the money raised, volunteers worked over 14,000 hours, valued at $300,000.  All the money stays local helping community organizations and programs.

Three WOW awards were given to local companies for significant increases in their campaign. The awards and recipients were:  1) Largest % Increase in Employee Giving- BOLD Marketing- 764% increase; 2) Highest Per Capita Giving- Ameren Missouri- $255.42; 3) Largest Increase in Leadership Society Membership – Mondi- 7 new leadership donors

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