United Way at 95 percent of 2012 campaign goal
JANESVILLE The United Way Blackhawk Region is projecting it will raise $2.7 million-plus toward its $2.8 million 2012 campaign goal.
The announcement was made Wednesday morning during the organization's annual meeting and recognition event at the Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 N. Pontiac Drive.
"We're quite pleased and very gratified," said Steve Kinkade, region president.
As of Tuesday, $2.4 million "was actually in the office and audited," he said. Almost another $250,000 is coming in based upon verbal outstanding commitments.
Kinkade's optimism stems, in part, from the fact the Janesville School District employee campaign, one of United Way's largest, is just taking place now. Also, between 12 and 15 national accounts including Target and Chrysler still are being tracked, so United Way has not received dollar amounts of how much pledges from these employees will be, he said.
"I think when all is said and done the projected number is probably going to be $2.7 million and something," Kinkade said.
Even though projected numbers indicate the group might not meet its goal, cutbacks to United Way's 100-plus programs and 42 nonprofit organizations are not being considered, Kinkade said.
"We don't foresee any allocation adjustments being necessary, and we do not envision any reduction in allocations for 2013 at this time," he said. "It is not part of the discussion."
UNITED WAY RECOGNIZES DONORS
The United Way Blackhawk Region recognized these 2012 campaign donors at its annual meeting Wednesday in Janesville:
Gold Award winners—ABC Supply; Alliant Energy; Anchor Bank; Bank of Milton; Baker Tilly; Beloit Box Board; Beloit Meals on Wheels; Blackhawk Bank; The city of Janesville's city manager's office and the city's neighborhood services, community development, economic development and engineering departments; Dave's Evansville Ace Hardware; Electrol Specialties; Fairbanks Morse Engine; First Community Bank; Forward Janesville; Johnson Bank; Kitson & Gafney; S.C.; Lanair Products; McGladrey & Pullen; Merrill Community Center; Mid-States Concrete; Nowlan & Mouat; North American Tool; Parker Community Credit Union; Regal; Rock County Developmental Disabilities Board; Rock County Administration; Rock County Clerk Office; Rock County Deferred Prosecution; Rock County Health Department; Rock County Land Conservation; Rock County Treasurer's Office; Rotary Botanical Gardens; RSVP; Ryeco; Save-A-Lot Foods; Senior Services of Rock County; Siepert & Co.; The Literacy Connection; United Way Blackhawk Region staff; and Voluntary Action Center.
Silver award winners—Boston Store; Century 21 Affiliated; Cornerstone Credit Union; Culver's of Beloit; Durst Mastergear division of Regal; City of Janesville Finance Department; Finley Dencker; First National Bank; Gateway Bank; Harris Ace Hardware/Janesville; Hormel Food; Papa Murphy's; RockTenn; Rock County Financial Services; Rock County Mediation & Family Court; Rock County Real Property; Rock County Surveyor's Office; Welder's Supply; and YWCA Rock County.
Bronze award winners—Agrace HospiceCare; Arrowhead Library System; Associated Collectors; Beloit Regional Hospice; Blackhawk Propane; Boys & Girls Club of Janesville; Catholic Charities; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; city of Janesville city clerk's office; Consigny Law Firm; Cunningham School; Data Dimensions; Epilepsy Foundation; Family Services; Harris Ace Hardware/Beloit; HealthNet of Janesville; Hegel Holdings; HUFCOR; MacFarlane Pheasants; Rock County Communications Center; Rock County Emergency Management; The Rock on the River; Tricor Insurance; Universal Recycling Technologies; WCLO-WJVL; and Wells Fargo Advisors.
Special recognition was given to these companies that achieved the $100,000 Club Award: ABC Supply; Beloit Health System; Data Dimensions; Fairbanks Morse Engine; Mercy Health System; Regal and Taylor Company. Individuals who gave at Key Club and Leadership levels of $500 to $9,999 also were honored and thanked, as were Tocqueville level donors at the $10,000 level and higher.