Rowan County United Way gets good start toward meeting goal
More than $1 million has been raised during the Rowan County United Way’s 2014-2015 campaign.
The annual campaign started in September and is at 60.1 percent ($1,128,839) of its nearly $1.9 million goal. One division, Industrial 2, has already surpassed its goal of $51,660.
Greg Dunn, this year’s campaign chair, said he’s “optimistic” they will reach their goal.
The numbers were announced at a report meeting Wednesday at Team Chevrolet on Jake Alexander Boulevard.
Two other divisions are close to reaching their goal. Commercial 2 is at 93 percent of its $101,132 mark, and Special Gifts is at 94 percent of its $155,121 goal.
The campaign raises money for 15 agencies in the county. And this year’s fundraising goal is 3 percent higher than last year.
On display Wednesday was the fundraising success of schools around the county.
• China Grove Middle School reached its goal of $5,000.
• Enochville Elementary has surpassed its goal of $3,500.
• Henderson Independent High School has raised $5,000.
• North Rowan Middle School raised $6,237 — a 21 percent increase from last year.
• Southeast Rowan Middle School has raised $4,800.
• South Rowan had a goal of $6,000, but has raised over $8,000.
The three names picked to be finalists for the new car drawing at the end of campaign were: Nancy Goodson with Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Louise Klauer with Rowan County YMCA, and Susan Musselman with Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.
The next report meeting is Nov. 5 at Cloninger Ford.