UNITED WE WIN Campaign Tops 100%
Chief Harold Minch, Chair of the 2017 UNITED WE WIN campaign of the United Way of the Titusville Region announced today that the agency’s annual fundraising campaign exceeded its 2017 campaign goal of $170,000 with an anticipated $179,400 in pledges and donations at this time.
Chief Minch recognized the giving spirit of the Titusville Community, saying “Since coming to Titusville last year the generosity and community that has been demonstrated by the people here has overwhelmed me. I am truly amazed at the level of giving that has been demonstrated in this year’s campaign. Through deed those in Titusville continue to walk the walk when it comes to others and selfless giving to those in need. The spirit of caring and empathy for others is so evident in all that is done here. I am very proud to have played even a small part in the success of this year’s campaign, and was honored to be asked to help. Thank you Titusville.”
The goal for the 2017 campaign was set at a lofty $170,000. Terri Ann Wig, Chief Professional Officer for the United Way of the Titusville Region explained that, “We increased the goal to try to continue to support our community partners at a level that would be beneficial and impactful to their important programs and to allow for some newer programs to become a part of the United Way. These programs provide much needed services to our community and without the support provided through the United Way campaign, many of our agencies would find it necessary to find additional resources or to reduce services.”
The John Nesbit Rees and Sarah Henne Rees Charitable Trust provide a matching program for payroll pledges through approved employers. The program matches, dollar-for-dollar contributions realized through the employees payroll program. Employee payroll campaigns are an important part of the United Way campaign. The Rees match helps to promote this type of giving in our community.
“We are very happy to have support of many of our local businesses, many of which provide payroll deduction services for employee United Way pledging. This year Northwest Savings Bank and the YWCA had 100% employee participation. We can’t begin to put into words the impact that these businesses have on the most vulnerable in our community”, stated Wig.
Funds realized from the campaign support programs that provided by Associated Charities; Big Brother and Sisters of the Oil Region; Boy Scouts; Center for Financial Independence; Family Service and Children’s Aid Society; Hospice; Salvation Army; Titusville Regional Literacy Council; Titusville Health and Aging Center; YMCA; YWCA and programs and projects of the United Way including Back to Football Youth Fitness Program; Pre-K Scholarships; THS Student United Way projects; American Legion Community Support Partnership and Moose Club Community Support Partnership; 2-1-1 information and referral launch in Crawford County.
Over the past 72 years your United Way has provided over $7,000,000 to support community programs; served tens of thousands of your family and friends in times of need; and mobilized thousands of volunteers to help build a stronger community. While times have changed, our dedication to the community has never wavered.
For more information on the United Way of the Titusville Region, or any of our funded agencies or programs, contact the United Way office at 814-827-1322