Volunteers held up placards at a Wednesday breakfast to indicate that contributions totaled $1,000,124.
Campaign Chairman Craig McDaniel said the campaign had been a challenge in the continuing difficult economy.
“The big contributions helped us reach our goal, but every small contribution is important,” McDaniel said.
United Way Director Rich Lampkin saluted a dozen local firms for their contributions. Kellogg was the leading donor, with employee contributions and a corporate match that exceeded $160,000.
“We sit and wait with bated breath to see what the score is going to be with them, and each year they exceed the previous year,” Lampkin said.
Redmond Regional Medical Center was the No. 2 contributor, with more than $80,000, while International Paper took third place with a little more than $75,000.
Other top contributors included Floyd Medical Center and Southeastern Mills, each with slightly more than $34,000; Mohawk, $32,000; Shaw Industries, $30,000; Georgia Power and Harbin Clinic each with $25,000; Rome city schools and AT&T, each with $19,000 and SunTrust Bank with $12,000.
The goal for the campaign was $1,000,001.
“When we started this campaign I don’t think anybody would have thought, in this economy, that we could have met this goal,” McDaniel said. “So many people are doing without, and the services of the United Way agencies make a difference. It honestly is the glue that holds some of these people’s lives together.”
McDaniel also made a special point of thanking the two members of the United Way staff, Lampkin and Brooks Smith, for their months of hard work.
The following is a list of agencies that receive United Way funds, with the 2012 allocation and recommended 2013 allocation:
Red Cross: $42,156, $46,080; Boy Scouts: $36,663, $40,033; Boys & Girls Club: $97,161, $106,206; Cave Spring Day Care: $24,180, $26,393; Girl Scouts: $18,432, $20,142; Hospitality House: $21,680, $23,692; Open Door Home: $41,988, $45,861; Rebecca Blaylock Child Development Centers: $27,096, $29,611; Salvation Army: $45,132, $49,307; Star House: $47,112, $51,488; YMCA: $55,104 $60,235; Mercy Senior Care: $35,748, $39,068; Charles C. Parker Center: $6,024, $6,557; Family Resource Center: $29,904, $32,671; Network Day Services: 9,552, $10,407; House of the Children: $1,763, $2,266.