Salina Area United Way Raises Over $50,000 at United Happy Hour Campaign Kick-off


Salina, KS – Salina Area United Way kicked off the 2022-2023 Campaign season with our Campaign Kick-off event, United Happy Hour. We are very excited to announce that over $50,000 was raised throughout the evening thanks to generous donations from our supportive community. With the $25,000 match donation from Richard and Sallie Morrison, the grand total of the night comes out to $75,000 to kick-off our Campaign fundraising efforts with our 2022-2023 Funded Partners.

When community members and businesses made a donation to the 2022-2023 Campaign Thursday evening, their donation was matched, up to 50%, to make an even greater impact on the nine Salina Area United Way Funded Partners and the community as a whole. Donations throughout the evening included in-person, text, and online donations, along with Salina Area United Way Workplace Campaign Pledge Packets from local businesses and organizations.

“We couldn’t be happier with the first ever matching funds at our 2022 Campaign kick-off event,” says Claire Ludes, Executive Director for the Salina Area United Way. “The Salina community came together in an amazing way to support our mission of strengthening our community and giving back to our nine Funded Partners.”

For more information about Salina Area United Way’s 2022-2023 Campaign and their nine Funded Partners visit, or contact the Salina Area United Way office at 785-827-1312.