More Than $9.6 Million Raised to Help Our Community
2019 Campaign Results
United Way of the Capital Region has raised $9,612,575 of its $10,000,579 campaign goal to benefit the community. United Way made the announcement at its Celebration Luncheon on February 27 at the Hilton in Harrisburg.
“We purposely set a challenging goal during a difficult fundraising environment because we need resources to grow and expand our work,” said 2019 Campaign Chair Philip W. Guarneschelli, president and CEO of UPMC Pinnacle. “We’re seeing results in preparing children for kindergarten, connecting individuals with health care and helping people find jobs and stay employed. Based on this momentum, we had to be bold this year.”
Three years ago, United Way launched community pilot projects to move the needle on the most pressing issues facing our region. United Way is helping individuals and families become self-sufficient through access to health care, basic needs, school readiness and workforce development.
“Lives are improved everyday thanks to the organization’s collective work with community partners and dedicated volunteers,” added Guarneschelli. “None of this work can be accomplished without resources. From individual gifts to corporate contributions, every gift makes a difference. We’re grateful for the support of our community.”
Plans for United Way of the Capital Region’s 2020 campaign are already underway with strategies focusing on enhancing relationships with current donors and expanding the organization’s donor base. This will include engaging public and private grant-makers.
“While my time as campaign chair is over, my time as a member of this community continues,” adds Guarneschelli. “I will continue to champion the work of United Way and ask corporate and individual donors to do the same. When we work together, we can change our community for the better.”
If you would like to make an online donation to United Way, visit www.uwcr.org/donate.