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OTC exceeds United Way employee goal
College president praises such a giving group of employees for donations
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      Ogeechee Technical College recently concluded another successful State Charitable Contributions campaign in 2008. Many of the contributions from Ogeechee Tech employees were designated for United Way of Southeast Georgia, which is based in Statesboro, while a number of employees directed their contributions to their home counties, including Evans and Screven. The 2008 goal of $10,000 was exceeded with a total of $10,033.75 being raised through direct contributions and payroll deduction for employees. The total also includes contributions from Ogeechee Tech's Student Leadership Council.
       Ogeechee Tech president, Dr. Dawn Cartee commented on the contributions by saying, "We have such a giving group of employees and students here at Ogeechee Tech. We can always count on them to come through for a good cause." In addition to support for United Way related agencies, Ogeechee Tech conducts numerous fund raising efforts on behalf of other agencies, such as American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and Special Olympics Georgia. "Not only does our OTC family provide financial support for those in need, many hours of time are devoted to assisting worthwhile causes," stated Cartee.
       Bob Olliff, local United Way executive director, expressed the importance of contributing to the local agency. "When economic times are tough, demands really increase for agencies such as United Way. Ogeechee Tech's support of our organization has always been strong, as it continues to be. We really appreciate what they do, along with the great support we get from others in the community," Olliff stated.