United Way Celebrates 60 years of Caring by Raising $6,117,000 for Community Needs
United Way of Brevard is celebrating the hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals who came together to raise funds that will help our neighbors meet basic needs and build an even better life for themselves and their families. The Awards Celebration, held Thursday, April 27 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, honored the outstanding achievements and the amazing community members who raised $6,117,000.
Harris Corporation and its employees were the largest contributors, raising $1,384,437. This year marks Harris’s 10th Million Dollar campaign. Publix Super Markets and its associates again joined Harris Corporation in the million dollar circle this year by raising $1,105,790.
Publix is the second largest campaign, and contributes the largest corporate gift, an incredible $ 473,900. Publix associates celebrated their 2nd year in the Million Dollar Circle by contributing $1,105,790.
New organizations running first-time campaigns include UBS Financial Services, Inc., Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, Whittaker Cooper Financial Group, and River Oak Dental.
“Sixty years ago a small group of concerned business leaders came together to address the growing needs in our community and how best to meet them. Since that time, more than $165 million has been raised, numerous community initiatives developed to address needs, and hundreds of thousands of lives have been changed. While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we’re also acutely aware that none of this would have been possible without the generosity and support of this community,” said Rob Rains, President United Way of Brevard.
Past Board leadership also shared their memories and refections on how United Way has impacted our community over the last 60 years.