Press Release
Local United Way Recognized for National Excellence

Dayton, OH, May 21, 2007 - United Way of the Greater Dayton Area was recognized by United Way of America as one of 33 finalists in a national contest to identify exemplary practices with great potential for replication in other communities. The Dayton United Way was one of only four finalists receiving the honor for multiple programs out of 109 local United Way organizations who submitted 230 entries. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area was honored for its multi-year campaign plan and for utilizing HelpLinl 2-1-1 to connect people in need with programs to increase their financial stability, including promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit, preventing home foreclosures, and assisting dislocated workers. The recognition took place on May 17, 2007 at the United Way Staff Leaders Conference in Pittsburgh.

"It feels good to have our multi-year campaign plan and the 2-1-1 outreach recognized by our peers as programs to replicate," said United Way President Marc Levy. "However, the real reward in this honor is knowing that both efforts resulted in more people in our community being helped."
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