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United Way raises more than $7M through its 2015 annual campaign

United Way raises more than $7M through its 2015 annual campaign (Source: WTVM) United Way raises more than $7M through its 2015 annual campaign (Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - On Tuesday, February 16th, United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley celebrated a new record-breaking campaign total Tuesday night, at Troy University, Riverfront Campus. 

Steve Davis, Columbus Water Works President and Campaign Chair announced to a crowd of nearly 200 donors and volunteers that United Way raised $7,104,343 through its 2015 annual campaign.

“Thanks to our donors and volunteers for all of their efforts in enhancing our community, it has been a tremendous year of outstanding leadership,” said United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley’s President and CEO, Scott Ferguson. “Each individual’s generous support affords us the opportunity to continue our effort in supporting local agencies that help re-build our local areal.”

“I want to show appreciation for the exceptional campaign actions of every volunteer and donor contributing to this amazing city.” said Steve Davis, 2015 Campaign Chair. “Working together to support United Way puts substantial means to work that enables programs to help students graduate, help individuals and families leave poverty and live better lives.”

Volunteers and companies were recognized at the event for their contributions to the campaign efforts. The first award was presented to the campaign coordinators of the year. Dr. Bindlea Griffin of Phenix City Public Schools and James Fuqua of Pratt and Whitney were chosen for coordinating an unbelievable campaign within their company.

Ferguson presented several annual awards for outstanding companies that made a tremendous impact within the campaign.

About the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley

United Way improves lives and builds a stronger community by bringing people and resources together from across the Chattahoochee Valley region.  United Way serves 50 programs and 26 agencies in Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Russell, Stewart, Talbot and Taylor counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama.

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