LIVINGSTON COUNTY – County employees set an ambitious fundraising goal on Wednesday for the 2017 United Way campaign to benefit 20 Livingston County charities.
Two Livingston County department heads announced the ambitious $39,000 goal to the Livingston County Board of Supervisors Wednesday afternoon. Frank Bassett, Director of Long-Term Care at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), and Ryan Snyder, Director of Workforce Development, said that County employees are already donating more than money this year.
“[Livingston County Deputy Sheriff] Larry Tetamore generously donated a piece of artwork to be raffled off and we would encourage people to visit the County Clerk’s office, which has those tickets available,” said Snyder. “Mellissa Savino with the County Administrator’s Office once again has donated one of her cakes from the Cake Place in Avon for a fundraiser and a raffle event, and we have a lot of county wide events like a Casual Day where we raise additional funds to help support the campaign.”
United Way’s campaign runs from Jan. 23 to April 13 this year, to finish at a final luncheon at the CNR where United Way formally announces the campaign results. County employees and United Way have exceeded their campaign goals for the past two years.
United Way set its campaign goal on Saturday at $250,000.
“I’m confident that $39,000 will be no match to this county workforce again this year,” said Eric Gott, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Co-Vice Chair of the United Way campaign. “I’d ask that everybody who goes back to their departments whether you’re involved directly with the United Way campaign or you’re just a department head that has a representative, talk it up in the office. Those special events oftentimes or always make the difference. We don’t necessarily need them to go into their pocket and do a campaign donation on their payroll if they can’t afford it or choose not to but participation in those fun events is key to make and surpass the goal.”