United Ways CAN Have Successful Capital Campaigns Too!

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Nearly 100 people gathered at the home of Layton and Jane Getsinger in Statesville last night to celebrate the successful completion of the United Way of Iredell County’s Endowment for the Future Campaign. 

During the event, Will Fanjoy, who held a leadership role in the campaign and serves on the endowment committee, announced that Frank and Linda Johnson were the previously anonymous donors who issued the initial million dollar challenge to the community to raise $1.9 million, more than the agency has raised in a campaign its 66-year history.

Frank Johnson is an owner of JMS Southeast Inc. and has been a supporter of the United Way of Iredell County since starting his very first job, when he gave about $1.65/week. The Johnsons received the agency’s 2019 Benefactor Award, and thanks to their ongoing efforts, the community surpassed the $1.9 million goal and raised $2.4 million, according to Executive Director Brett Eckerman.

The Johnsons recognized the tireless work of Barry and Anna Gordon, who served as co-chairs of the challenge campaign as well as the contributions of the entire Gordon family to the Statesville community.

Robb Collier of the United Way announced that a sculpture named Water & Time will be installed near the Statesville Civic Center to honor donors to the campaign.

CapDev served as campaign counsel, guiding the planning and implementation of the campaign, under the leadership of Mac Bennett, Senior Counsel, and former executive director of United Way of the Midlands in Columbia SC. 

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