GRANITE CITY — The Tri-Cities Area Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis announced that its annual community campaign raised $577,801, surpassing its 2016 goal of $525,000. Nancy LeVault, 2016 campaign chair of the Tri-Cities Area Division and executive director of Southwestern Illinois College – Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, announced the campaign results at a recent victory celebration at the Legacy Golf Course in Granite City on Thursday.
“Our community once again has proven how generous we are, even during challenging times, by coming together to raise more than $577,000 and help our neighbors,” said LeVault. “Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals and companies, United Way is able to continue helping people in the area live their best possible lives.”
The Tri-Cities Area Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis serves the cities of Granite City, Madison, Mitchell, Pontoon Beach and Venice, and helped more than 80,000 people last year. Twenty health and human service organizations are supported by the Tri-Cities Area Division’s annual fundraising campaign.
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.