Together, ACUA employees donated a total
the Atlantic County Utilities Authority have raised more than $41,000 in
employee donations through the Public Employees Charitable Campaign (PECC). Based
on previous amounts raised, a goal of $35,000 was set for the 2016 campaign. Not
only did ACUA exceed this goal, but 78 percent more employees contributed this
year over last year. ACUA has participated in the PECC for 24 years.
“It is gratifying to see so many employees embrace the PECC
and come together for many deserving charities,” said ACUA President Rick
Dovey. “The PECC makes charitable giving easy for employees because it uses
payroll deduction, and all of the charities have met eligibility requirements.
Employees can feel confident that their contributions are being put to important
use,” Dovey added.
The PECC is administered in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden,
Cape May and Cumberland Counties by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia
& Southern New Jersey. A committee of county government, municipalities and
school districts review the list of charities each year. More than 800
charities were listed as choices in the 2015 campaign and approximately 396
were selected throughout the region by participants.
“Approximately 108 agencies throughout the region
participated in the 2015 campaign,” according to Valerie Brown, the United
Way’s Development Officer for Government Campaigns. “Here in Atlantic County,
participants included Atlantic County government, 18 school districts, five
municipalities, the CRDA and ACUA,” noted Brown.
During the 2015 campaign, a total of $340,000 was raised in
the five county area.