United Fund of Talbot County Ends Year Strong

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The 2016-17 United Fund campaign, that concluded June 30th, was successful in attracting over 700 individual donors, businesses, and payroll deduction participants who helped support the Fund’s goal of $400,000. By investing in the United Fund, donors enabled 18 partner agencies to deliver the essential programs and services, helping those in need in Talbot County.

“The United Fund serves as the only local philanthropic organization to support many worthy charities in Talbot County. The generosity of our donors helps impact over 20,000 needy individuals and families served by our 18 participating agencies and support some of the greatest needs throughout Talbot County” Ann Jacobs, Executive Director, noted.  It was also noted that three of the United Fund agencies had retired from UFTC support – CASA of Talbot County, Talbot Mentors, and Upper Shore Aging.  “We wish them continued success in their endeavors,” added Jacobs.

During this year’s campaign United Fund advocate volunteers personally appealed to over 280 residents and businesses of Talbot County, generating 63% of the total contributions received. This was augmented by payroll deductions, as well as hundreds of individuals who responded to the general direct mail efforts with an additional $113,574+. “It is thanks to the contributions of so many in our community that the United Fund and our participating agencies are able to continue in our work on behalf of those in need,” Jacobs concluded.

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