The Fond du Lac Area United Way has raised 54 percent of its $770,000 fundraising goal. United Way Executive Director Amber Kilawee says they received a check this week from Canadian National Railroad for $17,340. There was also a big check from J.F. Ahern one of the top contributors in the United Way’s payroll giving campaign. The United Way contributes to agencies that provide more than 30 programs in the community.