Cameron University faculty and staff raise $36,882 for United Way

The Cameron University faculty and staff have raised $36,882 for United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill’s annual campaign. Fundraising initiatives included direct contributions, a silent auction, a bake sale and a spare change challenge. This year's campaign at Cameron increased 15.5 percent over last year's and is the largest annual Cameron contribution on record. Cameron’s employees have contributed $287,225 to United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill since 2002.

Lorie Garrison, coordinator of Cameron’s Educational Outreach office, served as Cameron's campaign manager and oversaw the university’s fundraising activities.

"The Cameron faculty and staff is comprised of individuals who truly care about the local community,” Garrison says. “Their willingness to commit this much-needed funding to United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill in the current economy is testament to their community spirit.”

The United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill, established in 1947 as the Community Chest, is a non-profit organization that provides the community with a way to provide comprehensive care to families and individuals in need. To fulfill its mission of improving lives by mobilizing the caring power within the Lawton-Fort Sill community, it works with a broad range of people and organizations to identify and resolve community issues. It is a part of a larger, international network of United Way organizations that help nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories.

Local dollars raised are used to meet local needs. For every dollar raised, 99 cents stays in the Lawton-Fort Sill community. The United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill spends one penny of every dollar for membership dues to United Way Worldwide; those dues pay for services such as national research, professional training, staff support, and public service announcements.



November 3, 2010