United Way Falls Short on Fundraising Goal


The United Way campaign failed to reach it’s $1.35 million goal but no programs or services will be cut said Gary Vipond, CEO of the Sault Ste. Marie United Way in a release issued Friday.

The 2013 campaign raised $1,162,207 , about $138,000 shy of the targeted goal.

“We are gratefully to the many businesses and organizations that hosted Employee Campaigns and gave corporate gifts; individuals, retirees and leaders who and are committed to ensuring United Way funded programs and services remain available to those who need them in our community.” Vipond said.

The United Way Board of Directors made the decision to draw from reserves to ensure allocations to the funded program partners and will remain as previously budgeted. the release stated.

The annual campaign kicks off in the fall and lasts through December.