NEWS FROM O’FALLON CITY HALL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Employees and Elected Officials Raise $8,598 for United Way
O’Fallon, Illinois – October 12, 2004 – Mayor Gary L. Graham is pleased to announce that the City’s 2004 United Way Campaign was a huge success. “The City is fortunate to have so many caring employees and elected officials working for us. It is through their generosity that we were once again able to exceed our City goal and provide critical funding to the United Way and the agencies they serve”, said Mayor Graham.
This is the second year the City has conducted an active United Way Campaign and the focus again this year was one of education about what United Way is and how donations to the organization are used. The United Way of Greater St. Louis is a local, non-profit organization that serves nine Illinois counties, six Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis. In 2004 the United Way of Greater St. Louis donated nearly $3 million to 26 agencies that provide services in St. Clair County. Nearly ninety cents of every dollar donated goes directly to those agencies.
The City’s goal for this year was based on $2 per pay period per full-time employee, which totaled $7,384. The campaign ran September 20th - October 1st and raised a total of $8,598 ($1,214 over the original goal). Several games and competitions were held that were designed to get employees involved in the campaign and interacting with their co-workers in a fun and friendly way.
Employees and elected officials who donated to the campaign and chose payroll deduction were eligible for a chance to win one of two grand prizes; a Re/Max hot air balloon ride, courtesy of the Holden’s, or a paid day off.
A drawing was held on October 8th to award the various prizes. Margaret VanHorn from the Library won the hot air balloon ride and Ted Shekell from Planning and Zoning won the paid day off. Other prizes included two rounds of golf donated by Clinton Hills, two rounds of golf donated by The Orchards, a pool party at Memorial Pool, a custom-fitted bowling ball donated by St. Clair Bowl, five silver Sesquicentennial coins, five car washes by City department heads, four $25 dinners, a set of Callaway golf balls, five bronze Sesquicentennial coins, five Sesquicentennial coffee mugs, and a bag of candy.
Thanks to great employee and elected official participation, the 2004 United Way campaign was a smashing success. Campaign coordinators Donna Brockmeyer and Pam Funk sincerely thank everyone who responded so generously.
Additional Information Contact:
Pamala L. Funk
Asst. to the City Administrator
624-4500, extension 1112