United Way chapter hits campaign goal, raises nearly $2.1 million

United Way chapter hits campaign goal, raises nearly $2.1 million

The United Way of Tompkins County handed out awards at its Community Campaign ceremony Friday, April 25. Pictured, from left to right, are Roger Sibley, the 2014 Patricia E. Stage Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, James Brown, President of the United Way of Tompkins County, and Chet Osadchey, General Manager for the Cayuga Radio Group. WHCU's radio group was given the Key Contributor Award. Photo: WHCU

A celebration Friday for one of the area’s largest non-profits.

United Way of Tompkins County officials say they raised $2,099,152 as part of their annual Community Campaign.

The campaign is the biggest fundraiser for the organization, and $30,000 more was raised compared to last year’s campaign.

“It means that we will be able to not only continue the level of services that are provided around education, income, and health, but we’ll be able to expand it,” said United Way President James Brown. “It means that more people’s lives will be impacted positively.”

Brown says more than 5,400 businesses and individuals gave donations to this year’s campaign.

Co-chairs Kathy Garner Darneider and Kara Garner Taylor were honored at Friday’s announcement as well.


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