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Savannah, GA (November 20, 2015) – United Way of the Coastal Empire shares the triumphant finish of the community campaign at their Victory Celebration held at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. United Way successfully exceeded the ambitious $9 million goal, set forth at the Campaign Kick-Off in September, with a total of $9,002,380 funds raised for our community.

“This is an extraordinary achievement,” remarked United Way Campaign Chair Toby Moreau, market president of BB&T. Moreau proudly gave the final campaign results to a sold out crowd of nearly 500 people. He affirmed, “Reaching this milestone assures that the support for United Way’s funded programs and services will continue to build wonderful lives here in our community.”

United Way of the Coastal Empire inclusively organizes the campaign into units of industry groups. Unit One, Corporate Division, surpassed the other units with a campaign total of more than $4.6 million. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and its employees gave the single largest contribution with a total of $2.7 million.

Funds raised will be invested in agencies that serve to help children and youth development to achieve their potential, improve community health, and assist individuals and families become financially independent.

United Way of the Coastal Empire thanks Jenifer Andrews and Kevin Holmes of WJCL-TV for emceeing the event. Also, special thanks to Windsor Forest High School Troubadours and countless community volunteers for making the celebration a wonderful success.

Following is the breakdown of 2015 campaign results by divisions:

Unit 1: Corporate — $4,621,538
Unit 2: Services/Transportation — $744,334
Unit 3: Manufacturing/Wholesale/Retail — $689,777
Unit 4: Public Service — $554,275
Unit 5: Business Development Residential — $894,808
Unit 6: Effingham County — $340,976
Unit 7: Professionals — $282,336
Unit 8: Education — $260,952
Unit 9: Bryan County — $93,375
Unit 10: Combined Federal Campaign — $375,000
Unit 11: Liberty County — $145,009