Archer Employees Support United Way in a Big Way

A perennial leading fundraiser for the area’s United Way, Archer P.C. supported the organization more than ever in the recently concluded campaign, nearly tripling donations from the prior year.

Archer employees raised nearly $67,000 for United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) during the fall-winter 2012 campaign, tops among South Jersey-based law firms.

The campaign was the first since the July 2012 merger of seven United Ways in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to form UWGPSNJ.

UWGPSNJ, one of 1,300 local United Ways within a worldwide network, is a volunteer-led organization that advances the common good by concentrating on the three issues that are the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health.

Archer has a long and proud history of supporting United Way, both financially and through service. Firm co-founder F. Morse Archer Jr. was an original United Way of Camden County Trustee when the organization formed in 1942. Archer Partner Frances A. McElhill serves as a member of the Local Operating Board of UWGPSNJ’s Camden County, N.J., arm (UWGPSNJ in Camden County), and served on the Board of Directors of United Way of Camden County for nearly a decade before the merger last summer. In October 2012, Ms. McElhill was awarded The Tocqueville Society Award, United Way’s highest and most prestigious honor, in recognition of her outstanding community service and volunteerism.

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