MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County has thus far raised $390,000 toward its 2019-2020 campaign goal of $635,000, leaving $245,000 to raise before the books close on the annual fund drive at the end of June.
“This is the time of year where giving tends to slow down, and we could certainly use the support,” UWAC Executive Director Helena Van Voorst said on Monday.
The UWAC annually raises money to help some 30 local nonprofit partners, including Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, Elderly Services Inc. and the Mary Johnson Children’s Center. Employees from approximately 40...
THE UNITED WAY of Addison County on Sept. 19 will formally launch a $635,000 fund drive for 2019. Leading that effort will be, from left, UWAC Marketing & Development Director Amy Bodette Barr, 2019 campaign chairperson (and United Way board Vice Chair) Abby Blum, and Helena Van Voorst, the organization’s executive director.
Independent photo/John Flowers
MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County (UWAC) next week will officially launch its 2019 fund drive with a $635,000 goal and new optimism, fueled in part by the organization’s outreach to a new generation of prospective donors.
This year’s $635,000 goal is $25,000 less than last year’s target of $660,000. An eleventh-hour surge in donations — spurred by three separate pledges to match dollar-for-dollar donations up to an amount of $10,000 — allowed the United Way to leverage an additional $31,000 before closing the books on the 2018 campaign last spring with a grand total of $615,000. The...