The United Way of Central Maryland recently reported 1990 campaign contributions to date of $20.5 million. In doing so, it encouraged companies not yet completing their employee fund-raising drives to continue their efforts until the end of January.
Nearly 34 percent of the 3,500 companies with employee campaigns have reported their results.
Henry A. Rosenburg Jr., chairman of the 1990 United Way of Central Maryland campaign, said contributions to date represent a 12 percent increase in employee giving and a 5 percent jump in corporate gifts. Still, he said more time is needed to help people better assess their charitable giving capabilities.
The contributions represent 1,200 companies completing their employee campaigns, as well as money received from 1,500 corporate gifts. Nearly 2,300 firms still are conducting their employee campaigns.