United Way sets campaign goal of $14.2M

September 19, 2013 Updated Sep 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM EDT

By Tracey Drury, Buffalo Business First Reporter

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United Way sets campaign goal of $14.2M

September 19, 2013 Updated Sep 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM EDT

With hopes of riding a three-year wave of increases, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County officials has announced a goal of $14.2 million for its annual campaign.

The agency assembled a series of high-profile community leaders who will talk about the community's needs at a breakfast event and panel discussion Thursday morning at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts.

Last year the agency topped $14 million in its campaign - surpassing its $13.7 million goal while raising 3.1 percent more than the previous year's $13.6 million. It was the largest percentage increase in the organization's results since 2001.

The recent successes followed a 10-year cycle of declining revenues.

The campaign funds hundreds of nonprofit programs throughout Erie County.

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