United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently held their annual Board and Staff Kickoff event, generating a record-breaking $79,110 for the upcoming campaign year. Hosted by Cathie and Jack Thomas, the event serves as an internal kickoff of the campaign, allowing board and staff members to announce their own personal contributions. United Way is proud to report a 23% increase in board and staff donations over last year. The goal for the 2016-2017 campaign is set at $1.8 million, to provide funding for local community impact programs in Education, Financial Stability and Health across the Lower Shore counties.
Kathleen Mommé, Executive Director of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore shared, “Every year I am amazed at how our team exceeds the previous year’s generosity. Our United Way and the Lower Eastern Shore is blessed to have so many supporters that share our mission to fight for the Education, Financial Stability and Health of everyone in our community.”
About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore: Now in its 72nd year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 70 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In 2016, United Way awarded nearly $1.4 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 77,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.