Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

Selfs kick off United Way

August 24, 2006

Bill and Cindy Self, this year's co-chairs of the United Way Pacesetter Campaign, officially opened the Pacesetter Campaign at their home Aug. 17.

Each year, a number of organizations and their employees jump-start the annual United Way Campaign by engaging in a mini-campaign designed to gauge the potential for reaching this year's campaign goal.

The 2006-2007 Pacesetter Campaign will run through Sept. 8, with the results being announced at the Sept. 12 annual United Way Campaign Kick Off.

The Pacesetter organizations for this year's mini-campaign are: Callahan Creek, Capitol Federal Savings, Cardinal Brands, Central National Bank, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Charlton-Manley Insurance, Coldwell Banker/McGrew Real Estate, Commerce Bank, CornerBank, Douglas County Bank, Douglas County Government, KU Pacesetter Team, Laird Noller Ford, Peoples Bank, Social Rehabilitation Services, Stephens Real Estate, U.S. Bank, WalMart and The World Company, which owns The Eudora News.

Pacesetter organizations receive special recognition and are recognized as community leaders in charitable support.

United Way of Douglas County raised $1,582,000 in 2006, exceeding its established goal. The funds raised during the 2006-2007 campaign will be allocated to 26 member agencies involved in nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, fostering independence in individuals with disabilities and older adults, addressing basic medical, training, social, and intervention needs, and providing counseling, education and advocacy.

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