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Charlotte United Way tops goal

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – United Way of Central Carolinas raised $45,294,801 during its 2007 fundraising campaign, topping its goal and forestalling an anticipated $1.1 million shortfall.

“There’s not one single individual or company that put us over the top,” Harry Jones, Mecklenburg County manager and the campaign’s regional chair, says in a statement.  “This community has a philanthropic spirit like I’ve never seen, and when they heard our call for help, they responded.”

Mark Ricci, vice president of Global Quality and Productivity at Bank of America, served as the Mecklenburg County chair.

This year’s record total raised exceeded 2006 contributions by 4 percent and surpassed the 2007 goal by more than $10,000.

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