Rotary donation boosts United Way

The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry contributed $11,000 to the United Way of the Lowcountry’s 2012 campaign, becoming the first civic organization in Beaufort and Jasper counties to qualify for the Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
Sandra Chavez, chairwoman of the United Way of the Lowcountry Board of Directors, accepted the gift last week.
“This is an amazing contribution from an amazing group of people,” Chavez said. “The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry has a long history of helping make the Lowcountry a better place, and we will use their gift to advance the common good even more.
“We are hoping other organizations will see this as an example of civic leadership and help us reach our $2.8 million goal for 2012,” she said.
The Rotarians designated a portion of their gift to the following United Way of the Lowcountry partner agencies:
• Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort
• AMIkids Beaufort
• Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
• Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA)
• Hope Haven of the Lowcountry
• Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity
• Wardle Family YMCA.
The de Tocqueville Society is a special category for people and groups who donate $10,000 or more annually to the United Way.
United Way of the Lowcountry reached 29 percent of its $2.8 million campaign goal last week as the residential campaign moves into high gear. The campaign’s Pacesetter organizations, businesses and groups that conducted their United Way campaign in early-mid summer, kicked things off with an announced $711,000 jumpstart.
Please help by contributing to United Way of the Lowcountry or sign up to tutor a child. For more information, visit www.uwlowcountry.org or call 843-982-3040.

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