Pikes Peak United Way hauls in nearly $6 million in donations
Colorado Springs Gazette
By Jakob Rodgers
June 4, 2015
The Pikes Peak United Way announced its most recent fundraising haul Thursday.
The nonprofit raised nearly $5.8 million since July 1, 2014, an increase of about $80,000 from the previous fiscal year, said Jason Wood, the nonprofit's president and chief executive.
The money will go toward funding nearly all of the organization's operations, which include funding other nonprofits and operating the 2-1-1 program - a hotline connecting people in need with agencies that can help.
Pikes Peak United Way officials announced the haul during its annual fundraising luncheon. It included a speech by Rich Harwood of The Harwood Institute, who implored community leaders to overcome their differences and build the community as partners.