JPS Donates $21,244 To the United Way Campaign

Jamestown Public Schools recently announced that the district’s total donation to the United Way Campaign for 2014 is $21,244.03. The campaign was co-chaired by JTA President, Chris Reilly, and Superintendent Tim O. Mains.

To thank employees for participating, Superintendent Mains and Mr. Reilly held a ceremony to honor the representatives who helped coordinate the drive, recognized the schools with the best performances, and awarded donated prizes.

“We are pleased with the response of our employees,” said Superintendent Mains. “We asked that everyone give what they could and people really stepped up to help the United Way. All of the money stays in our local community and many of the programs that the United Way supports directly benefit our students and their families. Mr. Reilly and I are very thankful to the entire JPS family for their generosity.”

The top three Jamestown schools with highest donations for 2014 were: Jamestown High School ($3,773), Lincoln Elementary School ($2,232) and Persell Middle School ($1,455). The Administration Building donated $4,143.

“Once again, the JTA is very proud of the generosity of our members and thankful that we were able to give back to the community,” said Chris Reilly, JTA President. “The United Way campaign is such a wonderful effort and we are thrilled every year to have the opportunity to contribute.”

The United Way is also appreciative of the donation.

“United Way relies on the strong support from Jamestown Public School employees, including members of the Jamestown Teachers Association, to achieve our annual goal,” said Tory Irgang, Executive Director of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. “It’s a nice partnership because many of the dollars are invested in community programs that directly benefit JPS students.”

posted on 02/05/2015 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, JHS, Middle School, Spotlight, Staff, teachers