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Atlantic County Utilities Authority Sets Record for 2016 Public Employees Charitable Campaign

Jan 18, 2017

Together, ACUA employees donated a total of $41,321

Employees at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority have raised more than $41,000 in employee donations through the Public Employees Charitable Campaign (PECC). Based on previous amounts raised, a goal of $35,000 was set for the 2016 campaign. Not only did ACUA exceed this goal, but 78 percent more employees contributed this year over last year. ACUA has participated in the PECC for 24 years.

“It is gratifying to see so many employees embrace the PECC and come together for many deserving charities,” said ACUA President Rick Dovey. “The PECC makes charitable giving easy for employees because it uses payroll deduction, and all of the charities have met eligibility requirements. Employees can feel confident that their contributions are being put to important use,” Dovey added.

The PECC is administered in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland Counties by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey. A committee of county government, municipalities and school districts review the list of charities each year. More than 800 charities were listed as choices in the 2015 campaign and approximately 396 were selected throughout the region by participants.

“Approximately 108 agencies throughout the region participated in the 2015 campaign,” according to Valerie Brown, the United Way’s Development Officer for Government Campaigns. “Here in Atlantic County, participants included Atlantic County government, 18 school districts, five municipalities, the CRDA and ACUA,” noted Brown.


During the 2015 campaign, a total of $340,000 was raised in the five county area.