Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis raises $1.4 million

 

BELLEVILLE — The Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis announced that its annual community campaign raised $1,401,510.

Ryan Russell Kemper, 2016 campaign chair of the Illinois Division and partner with Thompson Coburn LLP, announced the campaign results at a victory celebration luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton St. Louis in Fairview Heights on Thursday, Dec. 8.

“There are so many people who came together to volunteer their time and contribute to United Way, and because of their generosity and commitment, the Illinois Division will continue to be able to help our neighbors around the community,” said Kemper. “Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s campaign a success.”

United Way’s Illinois Division serves the counties of Clinton, Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair and helps more than 100,000 people within this area each year. Thirty health and human service organizations are supported by the Illinois Division’s annual fund-raising 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.

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

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