Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis raises $1.75 million

 

EAST ALTON — The Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis says its annual community campaign raised $1.75 million.

Jay Korte, 2016 campaign chair of the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way and director of client relations of The Korte Company, announced the campaign results at a victory celebration at the Argosy Casino in Alton on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

“Raising $1.75 million is a great achievement, but more importantly, it is a significant investment into the RiverBend community to help local children, seniors, families and individuals,” said Korte. “I want to thank all of the volunteers and people who contributed to the campaign for their efforts and who made this possible.”

The community campaign supports 38 local health and human service agencies in the RiverBend community. The Southwest Illinois Division serves Madison, Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties, helping more than 200,000 people annually.

Overall, United Way of Greater St. Louis raised a total of $75,055,451 for the 2016 campaign. More than 100,000 residents and 2,200 companies donated to United Way to help one in three people throughout the greater St. Louis region. “The St. Louis region, from its strong corporate community to its generous individuals, has once again come together to help our neighbors, co-workers, family and friends,” said Steve Lipstein, 2016 campaign co-chair for United Way of Greater St. Louis and president and CEO of BJC HealthCare.

For more information about United Way, visit HelpingPeople.org.

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