Mike Hostovich, director of the United Fund of Warren County said on Thursday while hoisting Gary Lester up to place the last "Smiling Heart" on the 2012 Torchlight Campaign goal sign.
That actual final number will be revealed at the annual Appreciation Luncheon," Hostovich
, left, director of the United Fund of Warren County
, Gary Lester and Sonia Probst, 2012 Torchlight Campaign co-chairs, place the last "Smiling Heart" on the 2012 Torchlight Campaign goal sign on Thursday.
And a special 'shout out' to Mike Hostovich
, who is now '10 for 10' in successful United Fund
It has been a privilege to serve with Mike and my co-chair, Gary Lester, for the past two campaigns."
"It has been great working with her
for the past two years.
I thought I had a decent understanding of the United Fund
and its agencies, but the more I learned about the dedicated volunteers, dedicated agency staff members, and the services provided, the more amazed I became.
An incredible amount of good work is done by this group.
People who support the campaign by volunteering and contributing are certainly a blessing to agencies under the United Fund
umbrella and that generosity allows us to be a blessing to needy, struggling folks in the community.
I offer sincere thanks to everyone who participated."
said the United Fund
has an edge over most fund-raising organization because it can boast that 100 percent of campaign donations received are distributed to its partner agencies.
That is possible because of endowments established through the Community Foundation of Warren County
that cover all administrative and campaign expenses.
"This certainly has been helpful in our fund-raising efforts over the years," he
"Help Us...Help Them...SMILE" has been the campaign theme for the United Fund
Torchlight Campaigns over the past several years.
"Reaching our goal will not only bring some smiles to the human service organizations that comprise the United Fund
"The United Fund
of Warren County
, its board of directors and the member agencies would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the donors and volunteers who made the Torchlight Campaign successful," added Hostovich
Committee members, as well as business and community volunteers, will be acknowledged at the Appreciation Luncheon this spring.