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United Way Celebrates Community Raising $5,867,000

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United Way of Brevard celebrates 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 Wednesday, April 18 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, honored the outstanding achievements and the amazing community members who raised $5,867,000.

Harris Corporation and its employees were the largest contributors, raising $1,385,035. Publix Super Markets and its associates again joined Harris Corporation in the million dollar circle this year by raising $1,085,824. Publix is the second largest campaign, and contributes the largest corporate gift, an incredible $444,700.

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Ford Harrison was awarded a rising star for running a first-time campaign.

Additional recognition went to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and City of Rockledge, who were both awarded Campaign Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding employee campaigns.  Organizations showing increased employee giving of more than $10,000 include: Harris Corporation, Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam, CPAs and Assoc., LLP, FLORIDA TODAY and Rockwell Collins.

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United Way’s most prestigious annual recognition the 2018 Chairman’s Award went to BRPH. This honor is presented annually to an organization that has displayed excellence in corporate citizenship, far beyond support of our annual fundraising drive. BRPH is a tremendous example of corporate social responsibility in our community.

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The event also launched a Text-to-Give campaign to provide new books for kids over the summer. Simply text ‘Superheroes” to 41444. Your $10 donation will ensure that a local kid receives a new book to read each week this summer. So far the initiative has raised $2,365.

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