Davis County residents showed their community support by raising more than $1 million for the 1997-1998 United Way Campaign for human services.
That's more than an 8 percent increase over the previous year's donations and $19,000 above the goal of $1,010,00 set last September.The final total was announced at a recent campaign recognition breakfast by Jack Bippes, Clearfield city manager and 1997-98 campaign chairman.
The efforts of more than 300 volunteers made this the most successful United Way fund-raiser in Davis County history. A total of 170 awards were presented for volunteers and companies who assisted with the efforts.
The employees of more than two dozen county companies pledged more than $25,000.
Ten "Pace Setter" companies kicked off the campaign - Boeing North America, Cherry Hill, Computer Sciences Corp., CT Film, JC Penney Layton Hills Mall, JC Penney Telemarketing, Lockheed Martin, Sam's Club, SPA Payment Systems and Utah Power - raising a total of $161,359.