Westminster exceeds United Way goal

Westminster College is giving the United Way of Callaway County a slightly bigger boost than expected this year.

Westminster students, faculty and staff exceeded the school’s goal of raising $6,500, ultimately generating $8,215 for the United Way in 2013.

“The annual support for the Callaway County United Way provided by Westminster faculty, staff and students makes life better for everyone in our community,” Westminster President Barney Forsythe said in a press release. “This year that effort was indeed outstanding. Our thanks go out to all the members of the Westminster community who give faithfully to this important cause every year.”

Forsythe and his wife, Jane, are this year’s honorary campaign chairs for United Way of Callaway County’s annual fundraising campaign.

“My wife Jane and I … believe so strongly in serving the greater good by helping neighbors in need, and we are so proud of the outpouring of support that came from the members of the Westminster community,” Forsythe said in the release.

Iain Gould, president-elect of the Westminster Student United Way organization, said Tuesday that this year’s success can be attributed in part to the Forsythes’ involvement — which resulted in better promotion throughout campus.

“There was more publicity this year, more education on campus about what we stand for, what we try to do in the community,” Gould said. “There was a lot more support this year from faculty and staff — that helped a lot — and then there were the student activities.”

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