RUTLAND—At the end of February, the United Way of Rutland County concluded its 2017-2018 campaign. This was the organization’s 75th year of supporting the Rutland County community.
Caprice Hover, executive director of the United Way of Rutland County, explained the successful effort in a news release March 19 and at a press event Monday, March 26, at Depot Park in Downtown Rutland.
“This was quite a windfall to our campaign year,” she said. “After counting all the dollars and cents that came into our offices this campaign year, it is with pleasure that we announce on behalf of the United Way board of directors that we raised a total of $640,000 for projects that will benefit the residents and businesses of Rutland County.
“We kicked off our campaign back in the fall of 2017 and asked our community members and businesses to help us reach high to help support our agencies and our community impact model,” Hover continued. “For the first year in several years our donations have increased. This year our campaign got a real shot in the arm! We are thrilled to be partnering with Green Mountain Power on our most recent Community Impact Project [the Innovation Home]. Our collaboration with GMP, Naylor&Breen Builders and NBF Architects added a $157,000 designation for the Innovation Home. This is an exciting new adventure into broad Community Impact relative to lifting the Rutland community as a whole to a new level. Thank you to this entire community for stepping up and for believing in a brighter, stronger Rutland County!”