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United Way startup number 23 percent higher

Contribution pledges from nine United Way of Logan County pacesetter employers are up 23 percent from last year, campaign chairman Mike Mullins announced at Wednesday’s kickoff event on Court Avenue.


Rick Donley performs Wednesday at the kickoff event for the Logan County United Way on Court Avenue in Bellefontaine. Nine pacesetter employers reported pledges of almost $160,000 toward the local goal of $655,000. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

“This has been a tremendous start with our pacesetters,” he said, noting the campaign committee hopes to increase overall giving by at least five percent this year.

Total pacesetter pledges were $171,820, almost $32,000 more than last year.

This year’s pacesetters are Belletech Corp., Honda Transmission Manufacturing Inc., Logan County Electrical Cooperative, Mary Rutan Hospital/Logan View, Nash Finch Co., Precision Custom Products Inc., Steve Austin’s Auto Group, World Class Plastics Inc. and Logan County Development Disabilities.

This year’s goal is to raise $655,000 for the 22 United Way program partner agencies.

“We have some really good numbers to get us started,” said Executive Director Jim Donnelly. “I know we’ll reach our goal.”

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