United Way Raises More Than $10.1 Million to Help Community

Thanks to the generosity of the local community, United Way of the Capital Region has exceeded its campaign goal of $10,040,011 by raising $10,158,183. United Way made the announcement at its Celebration Reception at the Hilton in Harrisburg.

“United Way plays a vital role in addressing the most pressing needs in access to health care, school readiness, workforce development and basic needs,” said 2018 Campaign Chair A. Craig Hillemeier, M.D., CEO of Penn State Health and Dean of Penn State College of Medicine. “Lives are improved every day thanks to the organization’s collective work with community partners and dedicated volunteers. None of this work can be accomplished without resources. From individual gifts to corporate contributions, every gift makes a difference.”

At the event, Timothy B. Fatzinger, United Way of the Capital Region president and CEO, acknowledged the outstanding support of the Pillar Society, which consists of organizations that contribute $100,000 or more in combined corporate and employee giving to United Way.

This year, the Pillar Society makes up 58 percent of the entire campaign. Pillar Society organizations recorded as of February 28, 2019 are:

  • $100,000 Club – (Donating at least $100,000 in employee and corporate giving)
    • Country Meadows Retirement Communities
    • Deloitte Consulting
    • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    • Gannett Fleming
    • Hersha Group
    • Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
    • McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
    • Nationwide Insurance
    • Penn National Insurance
    • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine
    • Reynolds Enterprises
    • Rite Aid Corporation
    • State Employee Combined Appeal
    • Three Mile Island Generating Station
    • UPS
  • $500,000 Club – (Donating at least $500,000 in employee and corporate giving)
    • Capital BlueCross
    • The Hershey Company
    • Highmark Blue Shield
    • UPMC Pinnacle

At the reception, the winners of this year’s campaign raffle were selected. Donors who gave $182 or more to United Way’s campaign were eligible to win one of five prizes: a 2019 Chevrolet Trax, donated by Turner Automotive Group; a $2,000 gift card from Wolf Furniture; a $1,500 getaway courtesy of AAA Central Penn; $1,500 in groceries donated by Giant Food Stores and a $1,000 gift card courtesy of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Mechanicsburg.

For more information on United Way of the Capital Region, visit uwcr.org or call 717.732.0700.