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United Way of the Greater Triangle Announces 10% Increase in Community Investment Based on Successful 2013 Campaign

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK (January 16, 2014) – The Board of Directors for United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) released the results of the 2013 Campaign which achieved its goal of a 4% increase over the prior year.  The $14.2 million in total pledges represents the first increase in the Campaign since 2006. The Board approved a 10% increase to $5.8 million in community investment to support the work of nonprofit agency partners and fund new Community Impact initiatives in the four counties served by UWGT.  The Campaign also raised $5.3 million in donor-designated funds which will also be distributed throughout 2014. 

“Achieving our goal is a testament to the leadership team, CEO Mack Koonce and Kari Stoltz from Bank of America, who led the Campaign Cabinet,” remarked Board Chair, J.R. Shearin.  “I am confident their drive and their passion for the new vision of United Way energized donors in support of our work.  Kudos to the Cabinet and to the staff for a great year.” 

With a focus on Health, Education and Financial Stability, United Way is committed to bring about lasting change to the communities of Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties by convening partners and investing in a solutions-based approach to issues.  

“We are grateful to all our donors and partners.  We believe the success of the Campaign demonstrates the community is responding to what we are trying to accomplish,” said Mack Koonce, CEO and president of UWGT.  “We will continue to work toward addressing priority issues, as identified by our corps of volunteer advisors who have their fingers on the pulse of the Triangle.”

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About United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT)

By working with nonprofit partners, corporations, community and county leaders, along with thousands of volunteers and donors, United Way of the Greater Triangle is creating significant community change in Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties in North Carolina through an emphasis on achieving specific results and developing lasting solutions to some of our area’s most pressing issues. 

Learn more about UWGT’s work at www.unitedwaytriangle.org or find out about volunteer opportunities at www.unitedwaytriangle.org/vol.