March 25, 2013 - Erie Insurance raised more than $1 million companywide, including the corporate gift, for the recent United Way campaign. This is the second time Employees have contributed to a gift exceeding $1 million.
The Home Office and Erie Branch total was $700,419, and field office totals reached $317,528, for a grand total of more than $1,017,947.
“These numbers are phenomenal,” said Chip Dufala, executive vice president of Services at Erie Insurance. “Once again, the ERIE family has risen to the challenge of supporting our communities, and I couldn’t be prouder than to be a part of this family.”Last year, the United Way set a bold, long-term vision to reduce poverty in our region and help 10,000 local families become self-sufficient by 2025,” said Bill Jackson, United Way of Erie County president and chief professional officer. “We know we cannot achieve these results alone, and ERIE’s stellar campaign results will go a long way in helping us work toward our goal.”