UNITED WAY UPDATE

One of the greatest things about living in San Antonio is this community’s strong desire to help others. I am proud that each year, City of San Antonio employees are generous with their contributions to the United Way Charitable Campaign. This is a great opportunity for us to show our support for our community.

The 2015 United Way “Changing Lives” Charitable Campaign began on August 14, 2015 and concluded at the end of September. The City of San Antonio is a United Way pacesetter organization which means we start earlier than other campaigns and we set the “pace” for the community.

The 2015 campaign marks four years in a row that our city organization raised over $1,000,000

The city campaign is the only public sector campaign to be a part of the million dollar club. Other million dollar campaigns include:

  • Valero energy
  • Nustar
  • HEB
  • USAA
  • Zachry Holdings

The charitable campaign raised $1,138,278.33 which exceeded our city goal by over $100k. In total, over 6,000 employees contributed to the campaign which represents 56% participation and includes both civilian and uniformed employees

Thank you to this year’s city chair, Debbie Sacca-Sittre, assistant director for TCI and, thank you to all of our department coordinators. We all know that the human care challenges in our community are varied and sometimes complex. But every day great progress is being made to help children, individuals and families in need. The dollars raised will certainly be a big help to our community and I’m proud of the record setting year we have had in 2015.

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