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STLCC Is Third Largest College Donor to United Way Campaign

January 13, 2009

St. Louis Community College concluded its 2008 United Way of Greater St. Louis campaign as the area’s third largest donor in the education division.

STLCC’s general campaign total was $72,922, about 29 percent higher than 2007, with 518 employees contributing. This marked the first year that STLCC has donated as one college.

Area businesses and institutions raised more than $68.4 million during this year’s campaign. More than 200,000 individuals from area contributed. Through these contributions, the United Way will be able to help more than one million people in the region by investing over $1 million each week to local, qualified agencies that provide services to help people become safer, healthier and more self sufficient.

"Through employee contributions, St. Louis Community College has demonstrated its commitment to the growth and development of the St. Louis region," said Zelema Harris, STLCC chancellor.

The college took a new approach to this year’s campaign by organizing all United Way efforts districtwide. Employee campaign coordinators communicated throughout the campaign to develop strategies and support one another’s efforts.

“The One College United Way campaign team did an excellent job of leading the campus campaigns and initiatives," said Anisha Morrell-Charles, special assistant to the chancellor who served as the district campaign coordinator. "They were innovative, diligent and passionate about their charge and the task at hand."

The 2008 One College campaign staff also included Leadership Chairs Ruby Curry, dean of business and human development at Florissant Valley, and Deborah Godwin, executive director of the STLCC Foundation. The employee campaign chairs were Patricia Henderson, senior manager of employment, and Lisa Winterer, internal auditor, at the Cosand Center; Steve Ehlen, Technology Learning Center supervisor, and Kelly Mueller, assistant professor in foreign languages, at Florissant Valley; Kathy Rizzo and Kathy Becker, assistant professors in nursing at Forest Park; Sharon Holt, administrative assistant in admissions, and Linda Hubble, senior instructional designer, at Meramec; and Judy Brouk, executive assistant to the president at Wildwood.