KCC receives Breakthrough Award for work with United Way


KCC’s Breakthrough Campaign Award, presented to the college for its work for the United Way in 2012.

Kellogg Community College has been awarded a Breakthrough Campaign Award by the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region in recognition of its work on the organization’s behalf in 2012.

KCC accepted the award during a special celebration held at the W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek on March 19 to announce the United Way’s 2013 $15.7 million fundraising total, which exceeded the group’s goal for the year.

The award is presented to organizations that “broke through challenges to growth and took the campaign to a new level of success,” according the United Way.

Tammy Douglas, director of Learning Technologies at KCC and co-chair of KCC’s United Way campaign, said KCC received the award in part for increasing donations more than 26 percent over the college’s stated goal during its 2012 fundraising campaign.

KCC employees donated $18,362 in 2012, nearly $4,000 higher than the college’s stated $14,500 goal.

“This award recognizes KCC’s real commitment to supporting its community,” Douglas said. “We are honored to contribute to the United Way and support them as they in turn support initiatives related to education, health and income.”

KCC employees have participated in the United Way campaign for more than 25 years. Initiatives held last 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.

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