SJ-R: United Way raises $2.8 million

The State Journal-Register coverage of United Way of Central Illinois’ campaign results

The United Way of Central Illinois raised $2.8 million during its 2012 campaign.

“The annual campaign makes United Way the largest private funder of services in the community and shows the commitment and caring of individual donors and participating employers,” said president John Kelker in a press release.

The total, which will be spent on health and human service programs in the Sangamon County area, was announced at the United Way’s annual meeting Friday.

Kelker said Horace Mann Companies, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Memorial Medical Center were recognized for raising more than 30 percent of the year’s campaign total.

Each raised $411,059, $232,733 and $210,823, respectively.

Kelker also said $730,469 is supporting two new programs aligned with the United Way’s educational goals, including the Family Service Center’s Compass after-school program that serves low-income and homeless students in the Springfield School District.