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The State

The United Way of the Bay Area has raised a record $43.5 million in its 1985 fund drive, $2.14 million more than last year, the agency announced. The $43.5 million represents a 5.2% increase over the 1984 campaign. More than 25,000 businesses in the Bay Area participated in this year’s drive, and more than 400,000 people made individual contributions. In addition, more than 15,000 people volunteered their time this year, the agency said. The United Way of the Bay Area funds 241 human service groups and dozens of special projects in five counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo.


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