Metro United Way Raises $27.5 Million

by Dalton Main on March 9, 2011

The Metro United Way has topped last year’s fund raising effort with its latest campaign.  The organization raised $27.5 million, a $400,000 increase over last year’s total.

The organization did not set a public goal for this year’s campaign.  CEO Joe Tolan said the idea was to help people understand that even with the enormous success of the fund drive, there is always more need. With the economic downturn, more families have been on the edge and continue to struggle.

“So we asked folks, if you have the capacity to do more, would you consider giving a hundred and ten percent give a ten percent increase to what you gave before,” Tolan says,”and we had more than 9,000 individuals and more than 400 companies step up and say: ‘Yes! I will;’ and that’s where the increase comes from.”

The campaign ended Wednesday.

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Budget Hearing for Social Service and Arts Agencies Is Tuesday

by Gabe Bullard February 28, 2011

Steven Bowling with the Center for Women and Families says he hopes the hearing will help prevent the uncertainty his organization and others faced waiting for a response to their grant applications.

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Report: Charities Not Faring Better Than Last Year

by ekramer December 31, 2009

Despite recent reports of an improving economy, a recent survey says charities faced many difficulties fundraising this holiday season. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The news comes in the latest Philanthropic Giving Index, a report prepared by the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University. The report is comparable to the Consumer Confidence Index. Nonprofits in the […]

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