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$96M for United Way – Collaboration yields 8-year record

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Two United Way agencies teamed up in metropolitan Chicago to raise more than $96 million – an eight-year fundraising record – thanks to thousands of contributions from donors and volunteers.

United Way/Crusade of Mercy managed the annual fundraising campaign for the metropolitan area, and United Way of Suburban Chicago coordinated suburban fundraising efforts.

Together, the two agencies secured thousands of contributions from donors and volunteers.

“The dedication that Chicago has shown in addressing the social problems throughout the community is nothing short of inspiring,” says Bill Ketchum, president and CEO of United Way/Crusade of Mercy.

The funds will be used to support 430 agencies that serve 2.5 million people each year in the Chicago area.

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