Illinois Division of United Way announces campaign goal

SWANSEA — The Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis has announced the goal for its 2014 campaign — $1.5 million.

The yearly fund-raising campaign began with its fifth annual United Way Golf Scramble kickoff event on Thursday, Sept. 4, and will wrap up in early November.

The Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis serves Clinton, Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair counties, helping one in three people throughout the community. Thirty local health and human service organizations are supported by the Illinois Division’s annual fundraising campaign each year.

Kelly Simpson, 2014 campaign chair for United Way’s Illinois Division, said, “We are so thankful for the community’s support each year for our campaign, which allows United Way to keep helping one in three people throughout our service area. Our fifth annual Golf Scramble was as a great way to get everyone geared up for the campaign with a fun, successful event. As we kick off our 2014 campaign, I am confident that we will not only meet but exceed our goal to continuing helping people live their best possible lives.”

Overall, United Way of Greater St. Louis announced its 2014 campaign goal is $72.5 million on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the St. Louis Rams annual Charity Luncheon. “The St. Louis region has proven to be an especially generous and caring community, and we offer our sincerest gratitude to the individuals and businesses that make investments with United Way to help local people,” said Orvin Kimbrough, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis.

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