KAR Auction Services, Inc. raised $242,884 for the United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) during the company’s annual fundraising campaign.

More than 330 KAR employees in Indiana made personal contributions that were then matched by the company. The final donation represents a 63% increase over 2015, which is the largest single charitable gift in KAR’s history, according to the company.

“As one of Indiana’s largest publicly traded companies, we are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work,” said Jim Hallett, KAR's chairman and CEO. “The United Way of Central Indiana helps our friends, neighbors and coworkers build a brighter future for themselves and their families. We are proud to be part of that important mission.”

The donated funds will support UWCI programs and services in the six-county region of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan. The UWCI’s goal is to help all Central Indiana residents achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of KAR Auction Services and their employees,” said Ann D. Murtlow, president and CEO of the UWCI. “KAR’s contributions will help us make a meaningful and lasting impact on the life and health of individuals in our community.”

KAR’s United Way fundraising campaign is part of the company’s yearlong corporate giving campaign, which serves a variety of local and national nonprofit organizations.