Elkhart County United Way contributions up 8 percent
Posted: 01/30/2013 at 5:25 pm
By: Truth Staff
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Aleigha Miller (front) and Pamela Ciesielski (back) take the lead of the second heat with their Grease Lightning boat in the United Way of Elkhart Countys annual What Floats Your Cardboard Boat Race at its headquarters in Elkhart on Aug. 24, 2012. Miller and Ciesielski advanced and won the final round. (Truth Photo By Evey Wilson)
The organization projects the final campaign amount for 2012 will be $2,044,000.
The success was boosted by several companies that outperformed their previous campaigns which greatly helped realize this increase, the organization said in a prepared statement.
In some communities where there are United Ways, they are seeing their workforce giving programs struggle. We are so lucky to live in a community like Elkhart County where we have a thriving workforce campaign even in times past when our community was struggling, explained Jessica Koscher, Executive Vice President.
The Community Impact Panels have finalized their recommendations for funding, which will be announced soon.
A 10 percent increase in funding allocations has been planned as a result of the increase in campaign and a grant offered to United Ways through the Indiana Association of United Ways, the organization said.
Plans are being made now for the 2013 fall campaign. To learn more about the campaign and the organization, look for United Way of Elkhart County on Facebook.
The following is a list of highlights from the 2012 campaign:
Platinum Members companies that increased their annual campaign by either 100 percent or $100,000:
Boys & Girls Club of Goshen
Gold Members companies that increased their annual campaign by either 50 percent or $50,000:
Nappanee Public Library
Peoples Federal Savings Bank
Silver Members companies that increased their annual campaign by either 25 percent or $25,000:
Bethany Christian Schools
Concord Community Schools
Council on Aging
D & W, Inc.
Elkhart County Government
Kruggel, Lawton & Company
Walnut Hill Early Childcare Center
Wells Fargo Advisors
Bronze Members companies that increased their annual campaign by either 10 percent or $10,000:
Faegre Baker & Daniels
Faries- McMeekan Inc.
Hawkins Water Tech.
Middlebury Community Schools
Tom Naquin Auto Group
New Companies that operated their first United Way Campaign in 2012:
Growing Kids Learning Center
Orange Door Dental