LEWISTON – With the 2006 campaign season under way, five local businesses supported United Way of Androscoggin County by donating individuals to assist with the fundraising goal of $1,800,000.

Loaned executives participated in a week-long training, where they developed presentation styles, public speaking and organizational skills and learned about United Way and its impact on Androscoggin County.

“The skills and knowledge of these loaned executives, along with their attitude of caring for people and their community, is important to coordinating employee fundraising campaigns in area businesses,” said Executive Director Joleen Bedard.

“Loaned executives play an important role in maintaining and developing new relationships with many organizations throughout Androscoggin County. The enthusiasm and energy they show will help United Way to reach its goal of $1.8 million,” she said.

Cynthia Tucci is on loan from L.L. Bean Inc., where she is employed as a corporate procurement agent. She is earning her master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University.

Loaned Executive Margaret Faunce comes from TD Banknorth in Lewiston where she is a technical analyst. For the past four years Faunce has donated her time as an emergency room volunteer.

Formed Fiber Technologies is sponsoring Angela Coombs of Turner. Coombs is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Chris Conant of Auburn is from Central Maine Medical Center, where she is employed as an office coordinator. Conant is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human resource management at the University of Southern Maine. She is also a member of the United Methodist Women’s Organization.

Tambrands/Proctor and Gamble is sponsoring Linda Masterman of Wayne. Masterman earned her bachelor’s degree in vocational education from the University of Southern Maine.

United Way of Androscoggin County is a community building organization that creates positive change with the assistance of hundreds of volunteers each year. To learn more about United Way or volunteer opportunities, call 795-4000 or visit www.unitedwayandro.org.

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