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.