2017 United Way Campaign Concludes

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Nov. 8, 2017--At the United Way Campaign Celebration on Nov. 2, United Way of Greater St. Joseph celebrated the generosity of community donors and volunteers.

Ron Auxier, 2017 United Way Campaign Chair, said, “Our community continues to be generous, and it’s pretty amazing how much good we can do when we pool our resources as the United Way Campaign allows us to do.” He thanked everyone who contributed.

At event time, the community had pledged $2,981,151.18 (98% of the goal) to the United Way Campaign. The Campaign kicked off on Sept. 7 and aimed to raise $3,031,000.

"While we reported what the community pledged to the Campaign last week, we are hopeful that more dollars will come as a result of some employee campaigns that are still wrapping up and individual donors who have not yet had an opportunity to mail in their pledges," said Kylee Strough, President of United Way of Greater St. Joseph.

During the event attended by approximately 200 people, donors and volunteers were recognized for their contributions to the campaign, and attendees were reminded how lives are improved every day through the funds secured during the annual campaign.

Special event sponsorships above company Campaign donations and admission fees make United Way events possible.

United Way is a non-profit agency that aims to improve lives through the caring power of community by focusing on education, health, and financial stability. United Way invites the community to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating, and volunteering. United Way of Greater St. Joseph operates seven Initiatives/Programs, supports 17 local Partner Agencies, and is stepping into a second century of caring for Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. To learn more, follow the agency on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.