United Way Exceeds 2016 Campaign Goal

The United Way of Southwestern Indiana announces the final numbers on Friday for its fundraising campaign.

Back in July, the United Way set a goal of $4.6 million. United Way President Amy Canterbury says the campaign exceeded their goal.

She says the funds are important because they help people become self-sufficient.

"Above all, we're talking about money," said Canterbury, "but it's also the folk it impacts. And it impacts folks that are looking for a hand up and not a handout."

Canterbury says the United Way is overjoyed with the community's support.

Curt Begle of Berry Plastics, who is a former University of Evansville basketball star, chaired this year's campaign.

The United Way says the money raised supports over 75 programs in southwestern Indiana, and only 20% of the funds raised stay with the United Way.


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