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Forum staff reports, Published February 01 2013

United Way of Cass-Clay raises $5,121,724 in 2012 campaign to surpass goal

FARGO- The United Way of Cass-Clay surpassed its 2012 fundraising goal of $5.1 million, officials said today.

The capital campaign collected $5,121,724, said Michelle Killoran, 2012 campaign chairwoman and Scheels CFO.

The total surpasses the 2011 campaign which raised $5,010,429, a 2.2 percent increase from the 2011 campaign.

The campaign funds will be invested locally in 43 nonprofits and 75 local programs.

Sixty-eight percent of the money raised this year came from private donors, 28 percent was from corporate donations and 4 percent was raised by special events.