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100 Neediest Cases raises more than $1.36 million; endowment fund established

Feb 06, 2020 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

Last year's 100 Neediest Cases campaign has raised more than $1.36 million, with donations ranging from $5 to a $100,000 gift from Scottrade co-founder Rodger Riney and his wife, Paula.

The United Way of Greater St. Louis, which runs the campaign with the Post-Dispatch, said 11,059 people received help, including more than 6,000 children, and that 63 agencies participated.

The 100 Neediest Cases program began in 1922. A core part of it is sharing stories of the challenges and hardshi...