United Way of Greater St. Louis marks halfway point in 2014 campaign

More than halfway to $72.5 million goal   

With less than one month left until the end of its annual fundraising campaign, United Way of Greater St. Louis has raised more than half – $44.6 million – of its $72.5 million campaign goal for 2014, including more than $25,000 raised through the annual Labor/United Way Trap Shoot.

This year’s campaign has received support from thousands of companies, union members, employees and individuals.


“We couldn’t be more grateful,” United Way’s 2014 Campaign Chair Scott Schnuck said. “Our community really understands the impact that their contributions make in the lives of so many local people, which is why year after year, residents of this region continue to increase their support to help people through United Way. We’re hopeful that during the last four weeks of the campaign, our community will do just that – give what they can to help local people.”


The United Way helps one in three people in 16 Missouri and Illinois counties in the bi-state region through 170 local health and human services groups, the United Way 2-1-1 hotline, community enhancement grants and other programs.

More than $1million is put back into our communities each week.

In Missouri, the United Way provides assistance to individuals and organizations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Warren, and Lincoln counties.

In Illinois, the agency provides assistance in Calhoun, Green, Macoupin, Jersey, Madison, Clinton, St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph counties.


Five union members are employed as Labor Liaisons at United Way of Greater St. Louis, working in partnership with the Central Labor Councils in St. Louis and metro-East, to strengthen our communities and help union families at times of need.

Thirty five Union leaders serve on the United Way Board of Directors and Regional Auxiliary Boards and many union members serve on committees that visit agencies and make funding decisions.

Helping People Live Their Best Possible Lives is the mission of United Way and a core value of Organized Labor.



Campaign Co-Chair Mike DeCola cautioned there is still work to do to meet this year’s campaign goal.

“As we approach the final weeks of the 2014 campaign, we are encouraged by the progress that has been made, but understand that there is still more work to do to ensure that people receive the help they need,” DeCola said.

United Way will commemorate the end of the campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 11.


To contribute to this year’s campaign, or schedule a United Way Labor Liaison to speak at your union meeting or workplace,

To schedule a speaker or make a donation, call Roz Sherman-Voellinger, vice president of labor participation, at 314-539.4193.

To make a pledge to United Way’s 2014 campaign, visit HelpingPeople.org/give or call 314-421-0700.

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