Kellogg Community College employees donated $18,362 to support the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region in their 2012 campaign.
The amount of giving was almost $4,000 higher than the college’s goal of giving at least $14,500 and is nearly $2,500 higher than the 2011 donation total of $15,920, when KCC ranked among the top 25 United Way contributors in the Battle Creek area.
Tammy Douglas, Director of Learning Technologies at KCC and a co-chair of KCC’s United Way campaign, said this year’s total marks the biggest United Way donation from the college in the past five years.
“Kellogg Community College is very proud to continue supporting United Way in their efforts to address our community’s ongoing challenges in the areas of health, education and income,” Douglas said. “We all know people who have been touched by United Way in some way, and it is exciting to watch the campaign dollars and volunteer hours at work in our communities.”
KCC employees have participated in the United Way campaign for more than 25 years. Initiatives held this semester at the college to help raise funds for the campaign included a Tailgate Party and a Cider and Donut Rally and Costume Contest, both held in October.
Money raised for the United Way is used for everything from supporting literacy for children to enabling older students and adults to attend college. Funds also help provide individuals with things like access to health care and job search and transportation assistance.
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