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UNITED WAY 2002 WELL ON ITS WAY TO RECORD GOAL

Sept. 30, 2001 – By the time the United Way of St. Thomas-St. John 2002 campaign kickoff and appreciation breakfast was over Saturday morning, the agency had already reached more than a third of its highest-ever goal.
The event, held at the Ritz-Catlron St. Thomas Resort, was an occasion to highlight early contributions and pledges toward the campaign as well as to honor volunteers and contributors from the 2001 drive.
Susan Laura Lugo, 2002 Campaign chair, enthusiastically accepted kickoff contributions and pledges Saturday that added up to $234,000 toward the 2002 Campaign goal of $650,000. She called the kickoff donors "United Way's honor guard of community leaders and generous supporters." More than 60 companies and individuals came forward, and their commitments immediately pushed the traditional United Way "thermometer" to 36 percent.
The organization raised $531,000 in its 2001 campaign.
Scott Barber, president of the agency's board of directors, said, "United Way is pleased to be able to show our appreciation to those donors who gave so generously to last year's campaign and to the volunteers who worked so hard to make that campaign a success."
More than 300 individuals, businesses and private and public entities received awards for their contributions to and volunteer support of the United Way during the 2000-2001 fundraising campaign. S.L. Caesar was named Volunteer of the Year for his dual leadership role as 2000-2001 president and campaign chair.
The West Indian Co. and the law firm of Dudley, Topper & Feuerzeig were honored as Corporate Supporters of the Year for their contributions of $10,000 or more. Four firms received awards for Outstanding Corporate Support for gifts of $5,000 to$9,999: Caneel Bay Resort, Caribbean Atlantic Trading, Chase Manhattan Bank and Topa Equities.
The United Way campaign officially begins Monday and will conclude in January 2002. The money raised by the campaign will support the following St. Thomas and St. John not-for-profit services agencies:
American Red Cross, Carabana Ensemble Theater Company, Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands, Civil Air Patrol, Downstreet People's Youth in Action, Dial-A-Ride St. John, Dial-A-Ride St. Thomas, Ebenezer Gardens, Fair Haven Camp, Friends of Volunteers in Public Schools, Girl Scout Council, Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Lutheran Reformation Summer Program, St. Thomas Reformed Church Summer Program, Shaky Acres, V.I. Council of Boys Scouts of America and Victim Advocate Program.
The mission of the United Way of St. Thomas-St. John is to provide leadership, stimulate generosity, promote volunteerism and allocate resources to make the community a better place in which to live.

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Sept. 30, 2001 - By the time the United Way of St. Thomas-St. John 2002 campaign kickoff and appreciation breakfast was over Saturday morning, the agency had already reached more than a third of its highest-ever goal.
The event, held at the Ritz-Catlron St. Thomas Resort, was an occasion to highlight early contributions and pledges toward the campaign as well as to honor volunteers and contributors from the 2001 drive.
Susan Laura Lugo, 2002 Campaign chair, enthusiastically accepted kickoff contributions and pledges Saturday that added up to $234,000 toward the 2002 Campaign goal of $650,000. She called the kickoff donors "United Way's honor guard of community leaders and generous supporters." More than 60 companies and individuals came forward, and their commitments immediately pushed the traditional United Way "thermometer" to 36 percent.
The organization raised $531,000 in its 2001 campaign.
Scott Barber, president of the agency's board of directors, said, "United Way is pleased to be able to show our appreciation to those donors who gave so generously to last year's campaign and to the volunteers who worked so hard to make that campaign a success."
More than 300 individuals, businesses and private and public entities received awards for their contributions to and volunteer support of the United Way during the 2000-2001 fundraising campaign. S.L. Caesar was named Volunteer of the Year for his dual leadership role as 2000-2001 president and campaign chair.
The West Indian Co. and the law firm of Dudley, Topper & Feuerzeig were honored as Corporate Supporters of the Year for their contributions of $10,000 or more. Four firms received awards for Outstanding Corporate Support for gifts of $5,000 to$9,999: Caneel Bay Resort, Caribbean Atlantic Trading, Chase Manhattan Bank and Topa Equities.
The United Way campaign officially begins Monday and will conclude in January 2002. The money raised by the campaign will support the following St. Thomas and St. John not-for-profit services agencies:
American Red Cross, Carabana Ensemble Theater Company, Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands, Civil Air Patrol, Downstreet People's Youth in Action, Dial-A-Ride St. John, Dial-A-Ride St. Thomas, Ebenezer Gardens, Fair Haven Camp, Friends of Volunteers in Public Schools, Girl Scout Council, Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Lutheran Reformation Summer Program, St. Thomas Reformed Church Summer Program, Shaky Acres, V.I. Council of Boys Scouts of America and Victim Advocate Program.
The mission of the United Way of St. Thomas-St. John is to provide leadership, stimulate generosity, promote volunteerism and allocate resources to make the community a better place in which to live.