United Way of the Capital Region announced Tuesday during a celebration luncheon at the Hilton in Harrisburg that it exceeded its campaign goal of $10.4 million by raising $10,402,510.
“United Way plays a vital role in addressing the most pressing needs in access to health care, school readiness, workforce development and basic needs,” said campaign chair Greg Cavoli, general manager of Enterprise Holdings. “Lives are improved every day thanks to the organization’s collective work with community partners and dedicated volunteers. None of this work can be accomplished without resources. From individual gifts to corporate contributions, every gift makes a difference.”
Timothy B. Fatzinger, United Way of the Capital Region president and CEO, acknowledged the support of the Pillar Society, which consists of organizations that contribute $100,000 or more in combined corporate and employee giving to United Way. The Pillar Society made up 59 percent of this year’s campaign.
Pillar Society organizations donating at least $100,000 in employee and corporate giving are Capital BlueCross, Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Deloitte Consulting, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gannett Fleming, Hersha Group, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co., McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, M&T Bank, Nationwide Insurance, Penn National Insurance, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Reynolds Enterprises, Rite Aid Corp., State Employee Combined Appeal, Three Mile Island Generating Station and UPS.
Pillar Society organizations donating at least $500,000 in employee and corporate giving are the Hershey Co., Highmark Blue Shield and UPMC Pinnacle.