Despite a sluggish economy, the 2010-11 United Fund campaign, that concluded June 30th, attracted sufficient donations to achieve 83% of its $500,000 goal. The 1,200+ Talbot County residents who invested in the United Fund and its agencies made this possible, giving those in need a chance to lead healthier, more productive and self-sufficient lives. “Because the United Fund serves as the only local philanthropic organization to support many worthy charities in Talbot County, we greatly appreciate everyone’s contribution, enabling us to raise monies to meet underfunded needs in our community,” Ann Jacobs, Executive Director, noted.
This year’s campaign was again led by campaign chair, Jim Vermilye of Wye Trust Services, who along with 42 United Fund advocate volunteers, appealed to over 620 residents and businesses of Talbot County, generating 70% of the total contributions received. This was augmented by payroll deductions that contributed over $18,000, as well as the many hundreds of individuals who responded to the general direct mail packages with an additional $96,000+. Donations ranged from $5 to over $15,000, contributed in the form of cash, money orders, checks, matching gifts, stock gifts, and donated cars.
“It is thanks to the generous support provided by these donations that the United Fund is able to help our 21 member agencies address the critical human services needs here in Talbot County,” said Ann Jacobs, adding “We are grateful that so many United Fund donors are helping to change our community in positive ways. Thank you!”