FORT MYERS, Fla.
- Sept. 24, 2019
-- The generous giving by employees of the Lee County Tax Collector is being recognized once again by the United Way of Florida. For the third consecutive year, the office will receive United Way's 2018-19 Public Sector Giving Award for contributions to the local United Way campaign.
Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart will receive a plaque during the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties board meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at United Way's main campus, 7273 Concourse Dr., Fort Myers.
The LCTC's average per capita contribution was $160.70 to lead the state. The next highest contribution for an agency in Florida was $142.66. The average gift for LCTC employees was $350.62, easily beating the next highest by almost $170.
The LCTC's contributions were part of record amount of $10.4 million raised during the 2018-19 local United Way fundraising campaign, which finished in February.
"Time and time again, year after year, our team at the Lee County Tax Collector's Office steps up to help its community through United Way contributions,"
Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart said. "I couldn't be prouder of their efforts and community support."
The public sector award is one of 11 given annually to Florida county and constitutional offices, key municipalities, as well as public schools, colleges and universities.