Last week, Capital Area United Way (CAUW) announced 2013-2014 community investments of $8,056,849, a total exceeding last year's investments by more than $166,000.
Program investments (focused in education, income, and health) are determined by a committee of more than 70 volunteers from across the community assessing programs and outcomes.
These volunteers include representatives from companies with workplace campaigns, retirees from local businesses, community leaders and concerned citizens. Their collective input guides investments on a program-by-program basis to address the greatest needs in our community.
This year's distributions by program category will be as follows:
- Education: $3,104,025.57
- Income: $1,981,641.97
- Health: $2,971,181.46
In the coming year, over $7.3 million will be invested directly back into the community through community partner programs and impact initiatives. This amount includes 113 programs managed by 47 Community Partner Agencies.
While these investments will improve lives throughout our capital region, we could do more.
"Declining campaign revenues continue to mean hardships for people in our 10-parish service area,” said Richard Williams, interim President/CEO for Capital Area United Way.
"There are meaningful programs that make a real difference in peoples’ lives that we are unable to fund unless we are able to generate additional revenue. That’s where we seek help from the public to step up in this next campaign season.”
Capital Area United Way received $8,938,110.63 in pledges, donations, sponsorships, and event revenue for the 2012 campaign. This represents $1.3 million less than the previous year’s total.
While the need in the community has become greater because of hard economic times, Capital Area United Way campaigns have declined over the past 5 years. The real heroes are the companies and individuals who continue to contribute to Capital Area United way to meet the unmet needs in our community.
Please help your Capital Area United Way to expand the support it gives to essential programs that help people in our community have a better life.
Capital Area United Way
Mobilizing our community through collaborative efforts to advance the common good
Capital Area United Way works to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for all. To give, advocate, or volunteer please visit www.CAUW.org.