The United Way of Greater Niagara, whose fundraising targets have been shrinking annually in recent years, has set its sights for this fall's drive a little lower than last year.
The goal announced this week by United Way board chairman Robert Kazeangin is $1,077,300. That's below the $1,078,949 the drive brought in last year, when the goal was $1.2 million.
The campaign co-chairmen are William Tiger, plant manager at General Motors Component Holdings, Lockport, and James Briggs, subdirector of the United Steel Workers and president of the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council.
The other members of the campaign team are Michael Sigurdson, Wegmans; Holly Curcione, Niagara Military Affairs Council; Amber Hill-Donhauser, Hill Financial Group; Jeremy Mixon, Occidental Chemical; Marcus Latham, Niagara Falls Teachers; and Russell Quarentello, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.