The Manitowoc County United Way has announced that it raised nearly $300,000 in its 2017 campaign. Communications specialist Molly Hetzner said the money will be used to fulfill $275,000 in grants awarded for the 2017-18 cycle and to launch the 2018 campaign. The local United Way organization underwent some changes during the past year, with new director Tania Spofford taking the reins, and some intenral restructuring.