The 2016 Heart of Illinois United Way campaign has raised $8.5 million to-date. With more than 300 local companies and organizations participating in workplace campaigns, many are still in progress at the mid-campaign point.
Katie McCord Jenkins, 2016 Campaign Co-Chair, was at the Tazewell Woodford Head Start Family Center, a Heart of Illinois United Way Success By 6 Partner, on Wednesday, November 2 to discuss the progress of this year’s campaign.
As the largest non-governmental funder of local health and human care agencies, supporting the Heart of Illinois United Way is vital to helping people in need since United Way funding is a reliable and steady source of income for critical education, income and health programs in central Illinois.
With the Illinois state budget crisis and demand for United Way funded programs continuing to increase, the need for a successful United Way campaign in 2016 is essential for the upcoming year. The Heart of Illinois United Way’s 2015 Campaign raised $11.631 million representing a 2 percent increase from 2014. Over the past five years, the annual campaign has increased 33 percent. Continue reading