With 17 days remaining in its 2016 fundraising campaign, United Way of Sumner County is undertaking a final push and asking for the public’s help to exceed the record-setting $930,399 it raised a year ago.
According to UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given, the current fundraising total stands at $867,484, which is $63,000 less than was raised in the 2016 campaign. Given believes it is still possible to reach last year's total.
"There's no doubt that it will be a challenge," Given said. "We are working hard to reach previous donors who have not contributed this year, and we are still hopeful new donors will hear about the work we are doing and step up to make a difference in the lives of others in our community. The number of needs in Sumner County continues to increase, and we are hopeful these last three weeks will result in funds being raised to help us address those situations.
“United Way of Sumner County works every day to improve the daily lives and future opportunities of all Sumner County residents, but we can't do it without the public’s help. None of us can solve the problems affecting our community alone, but working together, we can bring hope to those facing adversity.”
Given said it's not too late to get involved or to invite your friends and family to take part in this year's fundraising campaign. In fact, you can give right now. To make an online donation through United Way of Sumner County’s secure website, visit www.unitedwaysumner.org and click on the orange DONATE button in the top right corner. Donations to United Way of Sumner County are tax deductible, and your contribution will be the difference between hope and despair for someone in our community.
To learn more about how you can get involved, visit the UWSC website or contact UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given at (615) 461-8371.
Funds raised by UWSC are distributed annually to 31 non-profit health and human service agencies that serve residents throughout Sumner County in the areas of education, income/financial stability, health, and rebuilding lives. United Way dollars and activities meet more than 46,000 local needs each year.
Campaign Celebration Breakfast Set for April 13
The public is invited to join with United Way of Sumner County to recognize those who made the organization’s 2016 fundraising campaign possible at the annual United Way Campaign Celebration Breakfast.
The 2016 Campaign Celebration Breakfast will take place from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Bluegrass Country Club in Hendersonville. Tickets are $17 each and can be purchased online at www.unitedwaysumner.org!
In addition to revealing how much was raised during the 2016 Campaign, the event will recognize and honor the volunteers, businesses, and individuals who made the fundraising campaign a success.
This year's celebration will also provide a sneak peak at some of the plans for UWSC's 2017 40th Anniversary campaign.