The 2010 Seward County United Way Campaign is currently $9,000 over its $310,000 goal but that is not the final total for the campaign, according to Kay Burtzloff, executive director. The local United Way currently has donations and pledges totaling $319,905.07.
“We still don’t have final results on some of our campaigns but I am hoping to have everything in by our Campaign Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 27, so I can announce it then,” she said.
Burtzloff said that this year’s campaign really benefited from some significant increases in key payroll deduction campaigns. The campaigns that showed the biggest increases this year were National Beef, Southwest Medical Center, and USD 480. From the previous year, National Beef increased $8,536.84, the Southwest Medical Center $8,933 and USD 480 $4,216.
“We won’t announce our final total until our campaign celebration on Jan. 27 because we have not received final figures on several of our payroll campaigns,” Burtzloff said. “We want people to know that it’s not too late to still give and have it count on this year’s campaign.”
The Seward County United Way will hold its annual meeting and celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the First National Bank Community Room, 1700 N. Lincoln. The Community Room is located in the bank's basement and the elevator is located at the bank's east entrance. The buffet will open at 11:30 a.m., the annual meeting will be held at 12:10 and the recognition of donors and volunteers will start at 12:20 p.m.
The event is open to all Seward County United Way donors and volunteers
The Seward County United Way is currently reviewing 28 applications for funding in 2010.