Friday, October 14, 2011

Partnership approaches 50th Anniversary

This year’s Metro United Way campaign marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between Metro United Way and the Louisville Area Chapter. In 1961, representatives from the chapter and Metro United Way (then known as the Community Chest) met to arrange a more effective fundraising campaign to benefit both organizations. They called the campaign the “United Appeal.” Since the partnership began, it has helped raise more than $78 million for the Red Cross allowing the chapter to focus more of its efforts on delivering its humanitarian services.

“The partnership is stronger now than it ever has been, and it continues to make our community stronger as a result,” said Chapter CEO Keith Alvey. “We look forward to continuing the partnership for years to come.”

The American Red Cross workplace campaign to benefit Metro United Way begins Monday, October 17. Over the years, we've had some crazy "FUN"draisers. Check out some of our photos from 2010.

Quack, Quack! Employees paid to duck each others offices. We have our fair share of pranksters at the LAC.

Raggedy Ann. Employees participated in a crazy hair contest.

As the chapter's unofficial photographer, I'm looking forward to some great photo ops this year. ;) To learn more about Metro United Way, its mission and funded agencies, please visit their website.