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United Way campaign raises more than $16M

Staff Report //February 5, 2018//

United Way campaign raises more than $16M

Staff Report //February 5, 2018//

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United Way of Greenville County raised more than $16M in its last campaign, which will impact more than 100,000 individuals and families.

The final total of the campaign is $16,662,591 and tops last year’s total by more than $125,000, according to a news release.

United Way of Greenville County raised more than $16 million. (Photo/Provided)With support from more than 30,000 donors, 15,000 community volunteers and 600 individual companies, 2017 Board Chairman Michael Cinquemani said United Way made good on its mission to bring people and resources together to build a Cycle of Success for all in Greenville County.

“United as one community, we improved the lives of more than 100,000 individuals and families in very meaningful ways,” he said, in the release.

Working on the priority issues of school readiness, high school graduation, financial stability and life essentials, United Way-supported programs and initiatives include everything from emergency food, shelter and health services to parenting education, afterschool tutoring and job training.

“This is an unbelievable accomplishment, and one that will help so many people build a Cycle of Success in their lives,” United Way Campaign Chairman Kurt Rozelsky said, in the release.

The top 10 overall campaigns, combining employee and corporate gifts, were: Fluor Corp., Michelin North America, Greenville Health System, GE, Greenville County Schools, Publix Super Markets, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, TD Bank, Mitsubishi Polyester Film and UPS.

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