By JENS MANUEL KROGSTAD, Courier Staff Writer
WATERLOO --- Glance at the spreadsheet, and not much has changed.
Last year, the Cedar Valley United Way broke the $2.4 million fundraising barrier for the first time since 2001. It hauled in a record $2,455,129.
But passing the $2.4 million barrier is nothing new for the United Way, which raised that much from 1999 to 2001.
While the level of giving doesn't jump off the page, it is how the organization has climbed back and even inched to new heights that has United Way officials thinking this is the year it will finally put its history of stagnant fundraising to rest."