Some rain did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance at the United Way of Cayuga County’s wrap up of its inaugural personal care drive and the kick off of its 2018 fundraising campaign. The event was held on Tuesday evening in the pavilion at Falcon Park in an event co-sponsored by the Auburn Doubledays.
A powerful campaign video was premiered, while the baseball scoreboard showed the goal of this year’s drive — $900,000.
Campaign Chair Michelle Barber was unable to attend the event, but co-chair and fellow Leadership Cayuga alum Jon Wilcox told Finger Lakes News Radio the goal is reachable.
Wilcox added having other Leadership Cayuga graduates, including fellow co-chair Monika Salvage, helping get the word out about the work of United Way is an added bonus.
United Way Director Karen Macier announced to the crowd the campaign has already received over $103,000 in donations.