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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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Day Of Service Exposes Need For Volunteers

by Gabe Bullard January 7, 2011

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Metro United Way first put out the call for volunteers and projects for those volunteers to work on late last year. Kelly Garvey with the United Way says she expected about 30 nonprofits to submit projects, and about 300 people to volunteer. But 64 projects were submitted and more than 700 volunteers signed up.

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Metro United Way To Celebrate Fundraising Campaign

by Gabe Bullard November 30, 2010

The ceremony does not mark the end of the campaign, which runs through March. Instead, officials will give an update on this year’s fundraising. While previous campaigns have sought to raise nearly 30 million dollars each year, spokesperson Mark Zanni says there was no goal for 2010.

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Metro United Way Receives $200,000 Challenge

by Gabe Bullard December 1, 2008

An anonymous donor has pledged a large sum to the Metro United Way if the agency can raise the same amount by month’s end.

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