United Way celebrates fundraising, 2-1-1 records

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United Way’s 2009-2010 fundraising campaign raised $5.4 million.

United Way officials made the announcement during a luncheon celebration ceremony at  The Broadmoor’s International Center yesterday. Nearly 450 people attended.

Officials also noted during the past year 130,000 people were assisted by the United Way’s 3,600 volunteers.

“We have a lot to celebrate,” said CEO J.D. Dallager. “However, our measure of success goes far beyond dollars and cents. It’s about proven impact and results – making sustainable changes.”

Over the past six years, Pikes Peak United Way has raised more than $33 million and worked with its 42 partner agencies to provide programs and services that assisted more than 700,000 people in need in the community.

Additionally, United Way’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Program set a record, helping people in need with programs and services at a pace of one every two minutes.