United Way campaign tops $1.64 million

Members of Jefferson City High School’s Show Choir and Helias’ Dance Team danced Wednesday morning at the opening of the United Way of Central Missouri 2011 Victory Celebration breakfast at the Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters.

Members of Jefferson City High School’s Show Choir and Helias’ Dance Team danced Wednesday morning at the opening of the United Way of Central Missouri 2011 Victory Celebration breakfast at the Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters. Photo by Julie Smith.

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That was the message at the end of the United Way of Central Missouri’s 2011 campaign and victory breakfast Wednesday at Farm Bureau.

Campaign co-chairs Ann Littlefield and John Kehoe announced the organization has reached its goal with a projected fundraising total of $1,643,390. Donations are still coming in, Littlefield noted.

As part of a Hollywood awards party theme, “Uni’s” were presented to the seven divisions of donors.

• The Professional Division, which is primarily run as a mail-solicitation program and includes donations from local lawyers, accountants, doctors and other professionals, raised $47.245.

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