Jay Korte, director of Client Relations at The Korte Company, will lead this year's fundraising campaign for the Southwest Illinois Division of The United Way of Greater St. Louis.  Raising money and awarding it to local agencies is almost a year-round process, and this campaign's goal, while not announced yet, will likely be more than last year's total raised of just over $1.8-million.

United Way of Greater St. Louis Director Maura Wuellner tells The Big Z Korte has been involved with the organization for a long time.

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The Southwest Illinois Division serves 40 health and human service organizations in Madison, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey and Macoupin Counties.  The official campaign will kickoff September 1, with its "Bring Home the Gold" Olympic-themed kickoff event.

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