SFCC Surpasses its United Way Goal
As strong supporters of the United Way, South Florida Community College employees have always helped SFCC have successful yearly United Way campaigns. However, during its 2011 campaign, employees went above and beyond in helping SFCC reach and surpass its goal.
This year SFCC raised its goal to $15,000, an increase of $3,000 over last year’s goal. “We felt we had room to grow, and after looking at our employee involvement in previous years, we were confident we could reach it,” said Dr. Norm Stephens, SFCC president. At the conclusion of the campaign, SFCC pledged $15,566 to the United Way with 110 SFCC employees participating. “I could not be more proud of these results and of our support of this organization that is so very important to many people in our community,” Dr. Stephens said.
In addition to its new goal, SFCC was also one of six organizations in the county that was designated as a pacesetter for the Highlands County Campaign. Pacesetters start their campaigns early and are finished at the end of August. Their results are then announced during the United Way Kickoff event on Aug. 31, setting the tone and serving as a challenge to other companies and organizations participating in this year’s United Way campaign.
“Part of our college mission is community service,” Dr. Stephens said. “The United Way is an important organization to the college because it reaches more people and benefits more organizations in our community through its campaign than any other single organization. SFCC is one of the largest United Way contributors in our community, but by having surpassed our increased goal, it just shows we have generous and caring people.”