ST. LOUIS — United Way of Greater St. Louis’ 2014 campaign fund-raising goal is $72.5 million, chairman Scott Schnuck announced.
The goal was announced at the St. Louis Rams’ fifth annual charity luncheon that benefits United Way’s campaign, which begins today and ends early November.
“Each year our community comes together to help people through United Way, and because of the generosity of our region, United Way is able to help one in three local people,” said Schnuck. “This year we’re committed to do more and we’re once again calling on our neighbors across the region to support United Way’s campaign, which makes a positive impact on the lives of so many people.”
More than 500 people attended the luncheon. Attendees also received a preview of the 2014 Rams season from Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher.
United Way of Greater St. Louis is able to invest more than $1 million each week in the community to help one in three people through more than 170 local agencies it funds.
Last year, more than 150,000 people and 2,600 businesses donated to United Way, raising more than $72.25 million. Individuals may pledge a donation by calling 314-421-0700 or visiting www.stl.unitedway.org.
The money raised for the local campaign will stay in the 16 Missouri and Illinois counties United Way of Greater St. Louis serves: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Warren, and Lincoln in Missouri; Calhoun, Green, Macoupin, Jersey, Madison, Clinton, St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph in Illinois.