Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

United Giving Tops Goal.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

Pledges, Donations To Exceed $1 Million

Pledges and donations from Rio Rancho businesses, workers and residents pushed the 2000 United Way fund-raising campaign over its goal of $1.3 million.

"It was the cumulative efforts of the employees who are in Rio Rancho," Tori Hobbs, a senior development officer with the United Way of Central New Mexico, said Friday.

The largest batch of giving came from one of New Mexico's largest companies, Intel. Employees there pledged more than $740,000 and the company gave nearly $268,000, Hobbs said.

"We had a feeling that Intel was going to do very well," Hobbs said. …

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