Great results for first weekly countdown meeting, Tipton County claims top spot in week 1

Lynn Frawley (left) and Lisa Bingham (right) show the impressive results of International Paper’s 2012-13 campaign.

Note: During the fall fundraising season, United Way conducts “campaign countdown” meetings to help staff, Loaned Executives and key volunteers stay up-to-date on the campaign’s progress.

United Way’s work to improve education, finanical stability and health across our region could not be accomplished without the gifts and donations provided by people and organizations giving to United Way fundraising campaigns across the Mid-South.

Earlier this month, United Way held the first of many campaign countdown meetings this year. During these early days of the campaign, the majority of workplace fundraising drives are just getting started or are still underway. However, there were many great results to celebrate and staff and Loaned Executives also identified areas for potential growth.

“We set our weekly goals based on last year’s goals from the same time period,” said Faye Carter, Senior Vice President of Fundraising. “We are working to stay on pace, gauge where we are in this year’s campaign and share ways to have great fundraising drives at organizations across the community.”

United Way General Campaign Chairman Joe DiNicolantonio led the meeting and reminded the team how important it is to get even more people involved in this year’s effort.

“As we’re going through these campaigns, we want to learn which campaigns are ahead of goals and which need a shot in the arm,” he said. “Today’s results were outstanding and we want to keep up the momentum.”

Loaned Executive Kim Calvert (left) shares Tipton County’s amazing results with General Campaign Chairman Joe DiNicolantonio, which put the county at the top spot of the list at Wednesday’s countdown meeting.

Divisional Wrapup
Results from the following divisions were particularly impressive:

International Paper (division chairman John Balboni) shows amazing results and could result in one of their greatest drives, raising $1.35 milion over a goal of $1.27 million.

The campaign at FedEx (division chairmen Shannon Brown, Traci Stubblefield, Stephanie Schwegman) also posted a very impressive total-to-date of $1.8 million.

Tipton County 14C raised the largest percentage over their weekly goal, claiming the “top spot” of the first weekly countdown meeting.  Tipton County’s campaign is led by division chairmen Skipper Sage, Brian Koral and Varissa Richardson.

Other great results include:
– Major Firms 3A (division chairmen Bill Giles, Kris Matola and Rob Varner )
– Major Firms 3C (division chairmen Doug Dowdell, Mike Crosson and David May)
– Enterprise 4A (division chairman Gray Carter)
– Major Firms 3B (division chairmen Dave Miller and Floyd Harvey)
– The Combined Federal Campaign (division chairwoman Carolyn Chapman)
– Services 4B (division chairmen Lee Meredith, Dan Marks)
– Commercial 6 (division chairwoman Ursula Roman)

Be sure to check back with the United Way News Center for more campaign countdown meeting stories throughout the fall fundraising season.

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