United Way of McLeod County Board President Dave Schwedler announced today that the organization received pledges for $270,000 during its’ 2014-15 campaign. The local United Way kicked-off its fundraising efforts during the McLeod County Fair last August, and officially closed the books on its most recent efforts March 31.
Of the $270,000 pledged, a percentage has been designated through donor contributions to UWMC partner agencies, other non-profits, and the organization’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Community Initiatives programs. Of the monies pledged during the most recent effort, 61% derives from employee campaigns to be paid to the UWMC over the course of 2015.
“Thanks and gratitude from our board of directors and staff goes out to individuals, families, small businesses and corporations that gave of themselves in these challenging economic times,” said Schwedler. “The 2014-15 campaign proved once again the tremendous generosity of people in this region.” Read the rest of this entry »