SHERBURNE – Thursday night, the Chenango United Way held its annual dinner and discussed the campaign of 2006 and what is in store for 2007.
The CUW was able to raise $414,560 in Chenango County in 2006. Combined with the $49,384 raised in other areas that was designated to Chenango, the total raised during the campaign was $463,944. Although this was the lowest campaign the CUW has seen in the last five years, the amount was still higher than that raised in nearby communities. By comparison, the United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties raised $385,665 this year, an increase from the prior year’s total of $382,153.
Chenango United Way officials celebrated their 2006 accomplishments and tried to identify what made this year’s campaign more difficult than those in years past.