United Way campaign surpasses last year's fundraising total

$1.62M total falls a little short of goal

February 17, 2012|By DAN DEARTH |

Despite the sluggish economy, United Way of Washington County’s annual fundraising drive raised more money this year than last.

Addie Nardi, the United Way’s director of resource development, said the 2011 fundraiser generated about $1.62 million, compared to about $1.61 million in 2010.

This year’s fundraiser fell a little short of its $1.65 million goal, officials said Friday during the campaign finale at Cortland Mansion in Hagerstown.

We’re really proud of what we were able to do this year,” Nardi said. “The support that we’ve seen has been phenomenal.”


Meritus Health was the winner of the Michael Callas Award, given to the company that has shown the most Live United Spirit.

Meritus Health raised $78,000 this year, a $27,000 increase from 2010.

Dawn Sweitzer of Citicorp won the Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year Award.

 Nardi said Citicorp increased its total from last year by about $20,000. Citicorp typically has generated about $280,000 each year, Nardi said.

“They’re our biggest contributor by far,” Nardi said. “They do a great job.”

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