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CEO shares story behind Boys & Girls Club donation

In October, Sweet Home's Boys and Girls Club celebrated the arrival of a new leadership team with a Derby-themed auction fundraiser. The high-energy event brought in tens of thousands of dollars, in part galvanized by a $25,000 donation from UnitedHealthcare CEO Gary Daniels. For Daniels, that donation was born out of a deep connection with the Greater Santiam area.

Daniels grew up in Lebanon before the turn of the century. As a boy, Daniels said he saw the logging industry turn from boom to bust.

"My dad was a logger. If you grew up in that community, you knew the ebbs and flows of the log...