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United Way exceeds campaign goal

Published On: Nov 16 2012 12:07:19 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 16 2012 01:23:51 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

The United Way of Dane County is projecting it will raise $17.6 million in its 2012 fundraising drive, exceeding its campaign goal of $17.5 million.

The announcement was made during a campaign celebration Thursday.

United Way officials said more than 38,000 individuals and 1,100 corporations gave money to the campaign.

“The generosity and out-pouring of support from Dane County is the driving force behind creating lasting change in our community,” said United Way President & CEO Leslie Ann Howard.  We can only change the human condition with the partnership of businesses, organizations, agencies, government, local leaders and individuals within the community.”

The United Way of Dane County is focusing on issues regarding education, safety and health.  Specifically, it wants to address graduation rates, the achievement gap, homelessness, early treatment for health issues, and keeping seniors and people with disabilities in their homes.

The United Way is still accepting donations for this year’s campaign.

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