Fairmont State University celebrated with the United Way of Marion County after announcing their end of the year, record breaking results.
The campus set a goal of $25,000 to which they exceeded by raising $31,525.
“United Way is working to build a stronger community through quality education, stable income, and better health for everyone,” said President Dr. Mirta Martin. “I’m so thankful to every individual, department and student that helped make our campaign a tremendous success.”
The campus-wide efforts came through more than 35 volunteer team captains, 107 employees who donated and a host of student fundraising events.
“It’s all of us doing our part to play a role in the bigger picture. If we can look at it individually, and take a look at ourselves in the mirror and determine what we’re willing to do and what we’re willing to sacrifice for our community, then we can certainly be one that makes impact on our community,” said Patrick Snively, Fairmont State University’s United Way campaign chair.
Various administrators, staff members and students celebrated the campaign’s achievements Dec. 3 at the Falcon Center. A check was presented to the United Way of Marion County during the event and recognized the campaign theme this year again, “Be the One.”
Fairmont State students helped raise more than $3,600 for the campaign through the first ever Maroon Madness T-shirt sale. Over 700 limited edition t-shirts were sold for the football game against Glenville State.
“We have reached the milestone so far that we have and we have one huge one to go and that is to meet our goal $475,000. So, i’m very optimistic. I think this community is coming outing drives and I just couldn’t be happier,” said Tina Shaw, United Way of Marion County campaign chairperson.
Fairmont State’s 2018 donation is the largest campaign in the campus’ 39-year campaign history.
All contributions for Fairmont State’s United Way campaign will help support 29 different programs within 22 Marion County health and human service agencies.
Since 2008, the University has given the United Way of Marion County nearly $300,000.