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Congratulations Marion County!  United Way raised $1,927,431 for our community!

We Congratulate the Following Companies on their Success!

$500,000 Award:

Publix Super Markets, raised a record $551,801 including a 76% participation rate including 87 Leadership Givers (those that give $1,000+).

$200,000 Award:

Marion County Public Schools, raised $236,419 including a 42% participation rate from more than 2,600 donors.

Groundbreaking Award

FedEx Ground

Outstanding New Partner

HDG Hotels

 “Shooting Star” Awards:

These awards go to six different community organizations that have really gone over and above for this year’s United Way campaign within their division. 

Manufacturing Division: Signature Brands-  This organization had an 28% increase in overall giving raising $26,675. 

Commercial Division: Verteks- This organization had a 43% increase in overall giving, had 100% participation and raised $13,026, and entering the Top 25 for the first time. 

Finance Division:  Gateway Bank- This organization had a 18% increase in overall giving raising $15,969 and achieving 90% participation. 

Retail Division: DeLuca Toyota- This organization had a 224% increase in overall giving and had a participation rate of 71%.  DeLuca’s raised a total of $22,058.

Health and Human Service Division United Way Funded Partner: Heart of Florida Health Center raised $8,466.00 which was a 29% increase over last year.

Government Division:  City of Ocala- They raised a record $44,948, which was a 32% increase in overall giving.

 “Big Apple (outstanding employee participation)”

  • Elementary—  Ocala Springs Elementary School raising $1,450 from their employees, a 23% increase over last year and had 100% participation. 
  • Middle— Dunnellon Middle School raising $2,368 from their employees, a 22% increase over last year and had 79% participation. 
  • High— Forest High School raising $7,065 from their employees, a 40% increase over last year and had 52% participation. 

“School Spirit (largest percent increase in dollars raised)”

  • Elementary— Emerald Shores Elementary School had a 122% increase over last year raising a total of $7,325, a record high for this school.
  • Middle—Fort King Middle School had a 95% increase over last year raising a total of $5,919.
  • High—Forest High School had a 36% increase over last year raising a total of $8,650, a record high for this school.

“Best of the Best for School (largest overall campaign)”

  • Elementary- Reddick-Collier Elementary School with 97% participation, raising $7,567.
  • Middle –Osceola Middle School with 54% participation, raising $9,064.
  • High – West Port High School with 42% participation, raising $9,003.

Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year: April Savarese, Gateway Bank

Campaign Volunteer of the Year Award: Rob Relinger, CBC National Bank

 

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