Looking back: Here's how the United Way made a difference in one family's life
TSYS presented its check to United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley on Tuesday at its corporate headquarters in Columbus.
The credit-card processor raised $1,585,835 for the nonprofit organization’s campaign, which exceeded its goal of $1,500,001, said TSYS spokesman Cyle Mims.
Just over $1.2 million of the money brought in will remain with the local organization because that amount of the proceeds were raised here.
A group of children from the TSYS Learning Center participated in the presentation with a song and helping to spell out the seven-figure dollar amount raised by holding placards, each with a number.
The overall goal this year of the campaign is $6,900,000. United Way raised $7.12 million in 2016, with nearly 60 area organizations and agencies receiving some of the money, including Easter Seals West Georgia, the Family Center of Columbus, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley, Girls Incorporated of Columbus & Phenix-Russell, and Feeding the Valley.