United Way surpasses 2015 fundraising goal

The United Way of Greater St. Louis announced late Thursday that it has raised over $74.35 million in its 2015 campaign, a record and more than $100,000 over its campaign goal.

In last year’s campaign, the United Way surpassed its $72.5 million goal to raise just over $73 million, also a record.

The United Way said in a statement that campaign co-chairs Suzanne Sitherwood and Sue McCollum celebrated at The Laclede Group office at 700 Market St. in downtown St. Louis, along with United Way board Chair Steve Maritz, CEO of Maritz Inc., and some 300 United Way volunteers, contributors and local partners. A celebration for young professionals who helped with the campaign also was held Thursday night at Ballpark Village.

The annual campaign provides support for more than 170 health and human service organizations.

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