The Franklin County Area United Way will salute its major corporate and individual donors Tuesday night at a victory celebration.
The reception will be held at Jesuit Hall in Washington at 5 p.m.
Kim Strubberg, executive director, said she expects between 125 and 130 people to attend.
“It’s always a special night to recognize everyone who helped us reach the goal,” Strubberg said.
“The record-breaking result means more money for the 53 agencies and programs supported by the United Way,” she added.
The United Way raised a record $1,229,878.37 in its annual fundraising campaign.
At the reception, the Top 30 corporate donors, leadership-level givers and volunteers in the drive will be honored.
“We are excited to take this opportunity to celebrate the community’s victory in surpassing our goal for this year’s campaign with our donors, workplace partners and volunteers,” said Whitney Livengood, United Way board president and campaign co-chair.
“The ability to raise these funds is not possible without the support of the entire Franklin County community,” she said. “We are so thankful for everyone’s trust in the United Way and the agencies and programs we support.”
The top corporate contributor again this year is Melton Machine & Control/Computech Manufacturing, Washington, which brought in $154,038.40.
The second-highest donor is Ameren Missouri with $127,898.02, followed by the Bank of Washington at $71,052.
Special awards will be presented for largest contributor, greatest percentage increase, Henry Hartbauer Service Award and Red Feather Award.
Board members and ambassadors also will be recognized and campaign highlights shared.
The United Way board has held two allocation meetings to review funding requests. A total of $1,274,130 was requested with one new agency, Life House Center in Sullivan, submitting an application.
Strubberg said the proposed allocations will be officially voted on by the full board at its January meeting and then announced to the public.