PUBLISHED: 5:13 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2007
United Way increases campaign revenues in the workplace
The United Way of Southeast Alaska closed its 2006 Campaign with welcome news. The nonprofit organization's private campaign yielded $251,000 in gifts, pledges, and in-kind contributions, which represents the second most successful campaign in the organization's history, topping its campaign in 2004 of $205,850, and coming in slightly under its 2005 total of $282,129.

United Way's private campaign is supported by gifts, pledges and in-kind contributions from corporations and individual donors. In addition, the private campaign includes businesses and organizations throughout Southeast Alaska that give their employees opportunities to support health and social service agencies through payroll deductions. Employee pledges increased 10 percent over 2005's totals.

"The United Way enables us as donors to make the biggest difference in our own community," said Win Gruening, of Key Bank, the 2006 Campaign Volunteer Chair.

About 100 volunteers supported the 2006 United Way Campaign in Southeast by serving as campaign contacts in their organizations.

"United Way of Southeast Alaska thanks the hundreds of generous people who give to the United Way, as donors and volunteers, allowing us to partner with 37 health and human service agencies to improve lives and build stronger communities in the region," said Brenda Hewitt, President of United Way of Southeast Alaska.