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Press Release
County of Orange Seal COUNTY OF ORANGE

January 9, 2002
Contact: David Sundstrom
Auditor-Controller David Sundstrom Presents United Way with $826,706 Check
(Santa Ana) --The County of Orange employees dug deep again this year for the annual United Way campaign, surpassing their 2001 United Way fundraising goal. The County's payroll-deduction campaign and fundraising efforts produced $826,706.

Auditor-Controller David Sundstrom, who chaired the County's United Way effort, will present awards to County department heads and employees for their fundraising activities and donation, which exceeded last year's total by $104,102. Orange County traditionally runs one of the most successful county campaigns in the nation.

The presentation will be held at 9 a.m. on January 10 at Santa Ana's Old County Courthouse.

 "County employees have clearly demonstrated their commitment to their communities," said Sundstrom. "I am honored to have served as the chairman during this year of critical need. This year, we shattered all prior years' records, which I believe was partly a response to the tragic events of September 11. I hope that we can keep this spirit of giving alive and continue to increase our donations and participation in the new year."

"Orange County's United Way continues to be the best investment in our community," said Colleen Sandrin, Senior Vice President of Resource Development and Marketing for Orange County's United Way. "Focusing on developing children, promoting health, increasing independence and building stronger families, Orange County's United Way has its thumb on the pulse of the areas of need in our community. More than $22 million was allocated in 2000-2001 to meet these needs. Attaining our goal of $27 million this year ensures that we will continue to be the largest private funder of health and human services in our community. The outstanding success of the County campaign was a huge step for us to meet this goal in these trying times."