United Way of Southwestern Indiana's 2007 fund raising drive fell $500,000 short of the approximately $5.5 million it raised in 2006, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.
As a result, the agencies' 33 partners will see their United Way funding curtailed, although no existing programs will go unfunded. United Way cut a full-time position and a part-time position in order to tighten its own belt.
The campaign was hurt by the soft economy. Another factor was corporate offices in other states giving local employees less control.