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Nonprofit hits high

Fundraiser most successful in local United Way history

Moffat County United Way raised more money in its 2006 fundraising campaign than ever before.

The 2006 campaign brought in more than $400,000, topping the goal of $375,000 set by the agency’s board, Executive Director Corrie Scott said. The goal was the highest in local United Way history.

To say, ‘Thank you,’ Scott has planned the United Way Awards and Celebration Luncheon at noon today at the Holiday Inn of Craig.

Event attendance is by invitation only.

Scott said she will recognize the top contributors, as well as United Way board members and volunteers.

“‘Thank you’ just doesn’t seem big enough, but they are two little words that mean so much,” Scott said Wednesday.

Twentymile Coal Co.’s $100,008 donation is the first time a business has broken that threshold in a local United Way campaign.

Scott said she was excited by the amount of money the community has raised for the 31 agencies that United Way supports.

The organization also gives donor-designated funds to 22 local groups.

The contribution deadline was Nov. 19, but Scott has received additional donations through the first of the year.

She said 85 percent of the funds raised go to United Way agencies.

Scott also will acknowledge media outlets KRAI and the Craig Daily Press, the pacesetter for the 2006 campaign.

With 10 employees, the Daily Press was the sixth-leading contributor at $13,340.

Scott noted that the campaign was a success even with two big cuts in donations. The reduced contributions were the result of The Memorial Hospital conducting its capital campaign and the Seneca Mine’s recent closure, she said.

“I’m really excited about the fact that we still did so well in this community,” Scott said. “Even with two really big hits, and still we’re able to pull it off.”

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