United Way of Knox County surpasses 2017 fundraising goal

The United Way of Knox County closed their 2017 campaign last week announcing today they have surpassed their fundraising goal of $350,000.Executive Director Laun Dunn says that they raised a total of about $365,000.

Dunn took over as United Way Director in July and told WGIL around that time she wasn’t concerned about United Way of Knox County falling short for the past several years on their fundraising goal.

She said as long as they “focus on what the community wants the dollars will follow”.

That philosophy seems to have paid off with the fundraising being anchored by seven workplace campaigns including BNSF, Ameren, F&M Bank and Knox College.

Celebrating their campaign last week several awards were presented including Theresa Mangieri honored with the Distinguished Volunteer Award and Robby Dunn winning the Catalyst for Change Award, given to someone who has brought about change to improve the lives of young people.

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