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Two female employees from the human resources department stand with the awards they received for their department

Johnson County employees pledge more than $120,000 for United Way

More than 400 Johnson County employees pledged a total of $121,896.98 to United Way’s Centennial Campaign, “Here for Good.” The Board of County Commissioners formally celebrated the success of the campaign this morning and recognized individual departments for highest per capita giving, highest participation and largest increase in giving. The totals surpassed campaign goals for both total raised and total participants.

Cindy Green, chief of staff and assistant to the county manager, and Jeff Stewart, deputy director of Johnson County Park and Recreation District, served as co-chairs of the campaign. The two coordinated ambassadors from each county department to spread the word and plan fundraising events for county employees.

Of the ambassadors, Stewart commented, “This was an incredible group, who created a great energy for the campaign.”

In addition to cash pledges, Johnson County employees also partnered with employees from the City of Olathe to collect 809 winter wearables such as sweaters and hats. The campaign ran from Oct. 4-26.

United Way 2-1-1 is the largest provider of community resource data in Johnson County Government’s My Resource Connection, an online database of community service providers for nine surrounding metropolitan counties.