For the sixth year in a row, Oak Ridge Associated Universities has broken the $100,000 mark in donations as part of the annual giving campaign for the United Way and Community Shares, a press release said.
During a concluding ceremony on Nov. 12 in the ORAU Pollard Technology Conference Center, ORAU President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Page announced the 2013 ORAU Annual Giving Campaign total donation amount—$132,109.32. As part of the total donation, ORAU gave $98,432.34 to the United Way and $33,676.98 to Community Shares.
“On hand to share in the excitement was keynote speaker Edwena Crowe, one of four Crowe family members serving as the 2013 United Way of Anderson County Campaign Family,” the release said.
Under the leadership of the Crowe family, the United Way of Anderson County’s board of directors has established a fundraising goal of $1.3 million for the fall 2013 campaign.
UWAC and its 34 community partners with 51 vital programs address three core needs of the community: basic human needs, youth development, and the needs of seniors. For more information, call (865) 483-8431 or visit www.uwayac.org.
ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, health, education, and national security. ORAU is a nonprofit corporation and federal contractor that manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.