United Way sets 2012 goals

Lori Massman, left, and Peggy Kirkpatrick, right, tell Jake Green about a recent peanut butter drive for the Buddy Pack Program. Massman and Green are this year’s United Way of Central Missouri fundraising drive co-chairs.

Lori Massman, left, and Peggy Kirkpatrick, right, tell Jake Green about a recent peanut butter drive for the Buddy Pack Program. Massman and Green are this year’s United Way of Central Missouri fundraising drive co-chairs. Photo by Julie Smith.

It was a busy morning for the United Way of Central Missouri on Monday.

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During a Monday morning news conference, the United Way of Central Missouri announced 14, one-time grant recipients, 2012 campaign co-chairs and a higher campaign goal than last year.

Lori Massman and Jake Green were named campaign co-chairs.

Warren Krech, chairman of the United Way board, said the “strong and involved leadership is essential to the campaign.”

Green and Massman are both natives of Jefferson City and play a key role, Krech said, in the United Way campaigns their employers host.

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