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July 7, 2006

Colonial Williamsburg Gears Up For 2006 United Way Pacesetter Campaign

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will launch its 2006 United Way Pacesetter Campaign Wednesday, July 12 at the Woodlands Conference Center. During the event, the Foundation will work with the United Way of Greater Williamsburg (UWGW) to raise funds for the United Way’s 22 agencies that assist the residents of the City of Williamsburg, James City County and upper York County.

The theme of this year’s campaign is “CW & UW…365-24/7…Caring About What Matters.”

“Colonial Williamsburg employees are true pacesetters in their generous support of the United Way and we look forward to continuing that tradition,” said Eliza Eversole, 2006 United Way Pacesetter Campaign
Chairman. “Along with its agencies, the United Way cares for the people in our community around the clock, every hour, every day.”

“It takes a whole community working together to make a difference, that is what United Way is and that is what matters,” said Sharron Cornelius, executive director of the United Way of Greater Williamsburg.

Colonial Williamsburg, along with United Way’s partner agencies and select local businesses, conduct campaigns prior to the Day of Caring Thursday, September 7. The results of these pacesetter campaigns will be announced on the Day of Caring and will jumpstart the Community Campaign that starts the same day.

In 2005, Colonial Williamsburg contributed $283,000, including employee contributions of $189,000, and a corporate match of $93,000. The Foundation is one of the biggest supporters of the United Way of Greater Williamsburg.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121



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