United Way kicks off Pacesetters campaign

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - The United Way kicked off their 2010 Pacesetters campaign in Hattiesburg Thursday. The initiative gives select businesses a head start raising money for the charitable group.

This year, thirteen organizations are taking part in the Pacesetters campaign. The program was designed to build momentum for the United Way's general campaign and encourage other companies and individuals to participate.

During the meeting, company representatives learned more about the United Way's twenty one partner agencies and the work they do in the Hub City area. John Griffith with Regions Bank is chairing the Pacesetters campaign.

Griffith said, "We are anticipating that this group is going to raise nearly seven hundred thousand dollars, which represents nearly forty percent of our overall campaign."

The Pacesetters will wrap up their efforts in a month. Just in time for the general United Way campaign, which begins September ninth.

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