Legette-Jack Lends Voice to the United Way
Sept. 15, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack lent her voice as the keynote speaker at the United Way of Monroe County's kickoff luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 14, addressing the need for funding of its 27 local agencies.
"I believe in what the United Way is doing for our community, particularly, the low income community," Legette-Jack said. "There are not as many resources out there that we need to have, but because of the United Way, we are able to get the funds to benefit programs and I am a product of that. I was so excited when they asked me to be a part of their kickoff luncheon in Bloomington. Also, because of them, I had the opportunity to be here at Indiana."
The local fundraising goal of this year's campaign is $1.5 million. Last year, the United Way raised $1,465,803, benefiting programs such as Abilities Unlimited, the American Red Cross, the Middle Way House and the Monroe County United Ministries.
"I want to continue to branch out into the community and let them know that I'm not only going to be at Indiana University, but I'm a part of this community, where they can join us as we try and raise ourselves together," Legette-Jack said.
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