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January 13, 2017

Winchester, VA - United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley held their Final Public Report Meeting on January 13, 2017 at 5:30pm in The Eagle Community Conference Center inside the Our Health Complex, 329 N. Cameron Street Winchester, VA. 22601.

Community members and businesses across the Northern Shenandoah Valley contributed through workplace campaigns, special events and individual gifts for the 2015 fundraising campaign for United Way. An aggressive goal of $1,100,000.00 was set for all combined fundraising, with the campaign to conclude on December 31st, 2016.

At the First Public Report Meeting on October 28th, 2016, United Way NSV announced reaching a total of $641,031.00 or being $58.30% to goal. On December 2th at the Second Public Report Meeting, United Way NSV was pleased to report having raised $813,681.00 or reaching 75% to goal.

On January 13th, at the Final Public Report Meeting, Mark Merrill, 2016 Campaign Chair and President of Valley Health System, was pleased to announce that United Way NSV was not only able to meet the goal of 1.1 million dollars, but exceed it, with a grand total of $1,118,449.00 raised or 101.67% of goal reached.

Mark Merrill also recognized outstanding campaign contributions and progress:

5 of 10 Campaign Divisions achieved 100% or more of goal

o   Commerce/Small Business

o   Individual Gifts

o   Professionals

o   Development

o   CFC

6 of 10 divisions exceeded their totals from the previous year

o   Top 20

o   Commerce/Small Business

o   Public Service

o   Professionals

o   Special Events

o   Development

90 businesses ran campaigns plus, plus 25 schools

Over 4,000 individuals made donations

Local school children fundraised over $5,604.33 for the Dimes Worth of Difference program, with Daniel Morgan Middle School raising the most with an outstanding $2,614.51 contribution.

United Way NSV will immediately begin distributing funds throughout the spring to area non-profits and agencies who apply for funding through the Impact Grant program. 

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