(KGAB.com)

United Way of Laramie County announced today that $1,041,223 was raised during its 2012 campaign that ended on December 31. The December $50,000 matching challenge once again played an important role in making the campaign a success. The challenge issued by local businesses brought in an additional $100,000 in the final month of the campaign. Programs advancing the common good in the areas of education, health and income stability will benefit from the funds raised. Community Investment Teams made up of Laramie County citizen volunteers manage the community driven process.