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The Times-Picayune: United Way hits fundraising goal

Friday, April 27, 2007From staff reports

A grant of $2 million from the United Way of America has helped the local United Way chapter exceed its $20 million fundraising goal this year.

In all the agency raised $20.1 million, with $16 million from local donors, and $4 million from national grants, including the donation from the United Way of America.

This year’s local contributions amounted to a 40 percent increase over the 2005-06 campaign, agency officials said. The campaign was boosted by two local corporations, Entergy Corp. and Shell Oil, which each gave at the $1 million level through employee pledges and company matching.
The United Way supports 74 partner agencies and 106 health and human services programs in a six-parish area.

Agency officials said next year’s campaign will be led by Frank A. Glaviano Sr., vice president, Production Americas at Shell Energy Resources Co. and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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