United Way Raises 138 Million
The total raised fell just short of
Some 751 workplaces ran
The organization cited five people for their efforts as company coordinators: Audrey Bajema of the JC Penney Customer Service Center; Rose E. Kogge of Forest Hills Public Schools; MaryAnne McCaffrey of Amerikam; Peg O’Malley of Cascade Engineering; and Gregg Randall of AAA — Grand Rapids ERS.
Frank Merlotti, president of the Premium Group at Steelcase Inc., served as campaign chair. The role now will be filled by Nancy Ayres, general manager of Clipper Belt Lacing Co.
The Heart of West Michigan United Way funds 116 programs at 52 agencies, as well as early childhood and literacy programs.