United Way of Summit County not only exceeded its fundraising goal for last year, but it also set a record, raising the highest total in its 94-year history.
The 2012 United Way/Red Cross Campaign raised $11.8 million. The goal was $11.6 million.
“Donors giving at all levels helped achieve this record-breaking year,” Katie Rennard, United Way senior vice president of resource development, said in a prepared statement Monday. “United Way was built on the belief that together, we can accomplish more than any individual or organization can alone. This is still true today.”
The amount raised was 4 percent higher than last year.
More than 240 companies posted increased corporate or employee giving.
The agency also saw membership in its Tocqueville Society — donors of $10,000 or more annually — grow to 213 this year. There were 67 such members in 2003.
For more information on giving, programs, services or volunteer opportunities, call 330-762-7601 or go to www.uwsummit.org.