The 2012-13 United Fund campaign, that concluded June 30th, was successful in attracting over 1,000 donors who helped it achieve 95% of its $400,000 goal. It is thanks to the support of so many community-minded Talbot County residents who invested in the United Fund and its 21 agencies that this accomplishment was possible. “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, giving those in need a chance to lead healthier, more productive and self-sufficient lives,” Ann Jacobs, Executive Director, noted.
This year’s campaign was again led by campaign chair, Buck Duncan,, who along with 32 United Fund advocate volunteers, appealed to over 600 residents and businesses of Talbot County, generating 68% of the total contributions received. This was augmented by payroll deductions that contributed over $14,000, as well as the many hundreds of individuals who responded to the general direct mail packages with an additional $112,360+. Donations ranged from $5 to over $15,000, contributed in the form of cash, money orders, checks, matching gifts, and gifts of stock.
“We are grateful that so many United Fund donors are helping to change our community in positive ways. Thank you!”, Jacobs concluded.