United Way of Southeastern Connecticut hosted its Campaign “Thank You” Celebration event to recognize local businesses and organizations that ran outstanding fundraising campaigns on behalf of United Way. More than 300 community members gathered at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton to celebrate the achievement. At the event, 2013 Campaign Co-chairs Robert Nardone and Keith Brothers announced that $5,786,952 was raised. This amount marks a slight increase over the dollar amount raised the previous year.
At the event, Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and member of United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, noted “The work of United Way, its volunteers and partner programs wouldn’t be possible without you…We’re a community of people. And when we work together, we lift each other up, we lift up the entire community and we advance the common good for all."