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LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Due to the exceptional outpouring of generosity from servants for Livingston County in many county departments, the fundraising team called ‘county employees’ raised more than $40,000, surpassing their own campaign goal of $38,000 and boosting United Way of Livingston County toward its overall goal of $250,000.20 Leadership Givers with donations totaling $16,925.00. Average gift of $846.00
According to Karen Rumfola, Regional Director of United Way for Livingston County, this year’s campaign by the ‘county employees’ group has raised $40,582. The ‘county employees’ are a work force of approximately 900 people who work for various agencies serving Livingston County, and are only one of many faces who make annual campaign goals achievable.
“It is a true honor to work with the employees of Livingston County,” said Rumfola. “This year’s campaign only proves that there are a lot of generous individuals in our county who will step-up to the plate to take care of those in need. The total dollars raised in this campaign is truly unbelievable.”
This includes $13,206.50 from employees at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation; $4,872.00 from the Department of Social Services, or an increase of $502 from last year; $2,865.00 from the County Health Department, an increase of $244.00; $2,065.00 from the Department of Motor Vehicles, an increase of $120.00; $1,835.00 from the Highway Department, an increase of $52.00; and $3,000.00 from the Sheriff’s Department, an astounding increase of $2,068.00.
2015 had 20 ‘Leadership Givers’ who gave more than $500 apiece, up from 18 last year. Leadership Giver donations totaled $16,925, with an average gift of $846.
For 2015, 224 county employees raised $40,582.00, which includes special event money of $3,177.
The Mission of the United Way of Livingston County is to engage and challenge our community to provide support for the member, not for profit agencies, which address the most pressing social needs of residents of our county.
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