United Way/Community Health Charities Kick Off $6 Million Campaign
Community asked to raise $6,165,000 to help those in need.
Lincoln, NE: United Way and Community Health Charities began its 2011 campaign on Thursday, September 8 with a highly spirited kick-off. More than 500 energized Lincolnites came together for a tailgate breakfast at the Embassy Suites.
Music from the Southwest High School Show Choir “Resonance” added an extra level of excitement to the event, along with the sounds of local disc jockey, DJ Romeo, speaker, Aaron Davis and the LIVE UNITED Pep Squad.
The event marked the start of the United Way/Community Health Charities 2011 annual campaign and featured remarks from Jim Cada, Partner, Cada, Froscheiser Cada & Hoffman, 2011 Campaign Chair. “The needs in our community continue to grow and for this reason we have set an aggressive goal of $6,165,000. While this will not fill all of the needs, it will help our community make an impact on the lives of children, those in crisis, and those directly affected by a chronic health condition,” Cada said. To date, the campaign has raised more than $2,300,000 million or 37% of the goal.
Barry Gates, Pacesetter Chair, US Bank, recognized the 44 Pacesetter companies and organizations for raising $1,735,178 representing 28% of the overall campaign
This year’s fund-raising goal to address community needs is not limited to dollars only. United Way is also looking to recruit 3,348 readers, tutors and mentors as part of its commitment to helping young adults in the community be successful. Currently 2,129 individuals have joined in this effort.
The well attended rally was hosted by Cada, Froscheiser Cada & Hoffman.
To learn more about the overall campaign and how to donate to the United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign, visit unitedwaylincoln.org or call (402) 441-7700.