Press release from United Way of Greater Cincinnati
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - United Way of Greater Cincinnati - Dearborn and Ohio Counties has announced a goal of $209,000. Liz Morris, Dearborn County Council Member, and chair, United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Dearborn and Ohio Counties 2011 campaign, announced the goal at an August 25 kickoff celebration at Music on the River in downtown Lawrenceburg.
Morris encourages everyone in the community -- business, education, government, companies, individuals -- to support United Way efforts to make significant advances and create lasting change in Dearborn and Ohio counties in the areas of education, income and health, the building blocks of a better life for all.
Campaign strategies include a matching gift program, affinity group efforts, and outreach to retirees and to people who gave in the past but not last year.
The match program for new and increased gifts includes the Vickie Buyniski Gluckman Leadership Giving Challenge Match for new or increased gifts from women giving $2,500 or more and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation Tocqueville Challenge Match for new or increased gifts of $10,000 or more. Other contributors to the matching gifts pool include Bill Butler, GE Aviation, HCS Foundation, PNC Foundation, and The Procter & Gamble Company.
Affinity group strategies focus on increasing membership in various Affinity Group societies – Tocqueville, Women’s Leadership Council, Women Investing in the Next Generation (WINGs), Emerging Leaders, and the Herbert R. Brown Society.
The region-wide United Way campaign, chaired by Kay Geiger, president, PNC Bank, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, kicked off August 24 at a noon event on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. She is urging everyone to "bring one" – a new donor, a new Leadership Giver, a new company campaign – to help support and achieve our region's Bold Goals in the areas of Education, Income and Health. The Bold Goals build on United Way’s Agenda for Community Impact.
Jim Scott, WLW Radio, was on hand to introduce Morris. He will also greet diners at a September 15 event to benefit United Way at Willie's Sports Cafe, Hidden Valley Lake.
The campaign is a fundraising partnership of United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Area Chapter, American Red Cross. The campaign ends October 28.
To learn more about the 2011 campaign, what it supports and how you can get involved, visit United Way’s web site at uwgc.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/UnitedWayofGreaterCincinnati or follow us on Twitter at @UnitedWayGC.