Ottawa County has met the challenge. On Jan. 28, Tom Bohlander, partner in Fairway Villas, issued a challenge to local residents and businesses. He promised to
give $7500 to United Way in honor of his late business partner Ron Case if United Way could raise a matching $7500 by Feb. 28, 2013.
Chris Galvin, Director of United Way is thrilled to report a total of $9500 has been raised in response to Mr. Bohlander’s generous offer. According to Galvin, “Local media, businesses, and individuals stepped up and put United Way over the top.”
Thanks to the generosity of numerous supporters this will mean United Way can continue investing in programs and initiatives that advance the common good in the areas of Education, Income and Health.
“This is a heartfelt tribute to a friend who loved Ottawa County and found value in the programs necessary to continue to sustain the programs so important to our Ottawa County communities, “ said Galvin.
For a complete list of 2012/13 community investments, visit: www.unitedwayottawacounty.org.