Recognition

CIRCLE OF HONOR

The Circle of Honor was established in 2011 to applaud the businesses that truly support the mission of United Way. Inclusion in the Circle of Honor recognizes the quality of a company's workplace campaign, employee support of and participation in United Way activities, and other non-monetary contributions, The businesses that receive this honor are the star supporters of United Way of Lancaster County and champions of the mission to GIVE, ADVOCATE, VOLUNTEER and LIVE UNITED.

The 2014-2015 Honorees are:

Alcoa Mill Products

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

August Mack Environmental, Inc.

Barley Snyder

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Certified Carpet

Comcast Cable

Community Action Program of Lancaster County

Community Services of Organized Labor

Conestoga Valley School District

County of Lancaster

Donegal Insurance Group

Elizabethtown Child Care Center

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

Franklin & Marshall College

Fulton Bank

The Hershey Company

The High Companies

Irex Corporation

ITT Engineered Valves, LLC

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products

LCSWMA

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Lancaster General Health

Lancaster Regional Medical Center & Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon

Lititz Mutual Insurance Company

LNP Media Group, Inc.

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co.

Morgan Stanley

Murrary Securus

Pepperidge Farm

Precision Medical Products, Inc.

Smilebuilderz

Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP

Rhoads Energy Corporation

RR Donnelley

School District of Lancaster

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center

SouthEast Lancaster Health Services

Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill

UGI Utilities, Inc.

United Parcel Service

United Way of Lancaster County

WGAL 8

Wohlsen Construction Company


PILLAR SOCIETY

The Pillar Society recognizes organizations that contribute $100,000 or more through combined employee and corporate contributions. 

The 2014-2015 Honorees are:

Alcoa Mill Products

Armstrong Foundation

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Fulton Financial Corporation/Fulton Bank

The Hershey Company

The High Companies

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products

Kellogg Company

Lancaster General Health

LNP Media Group, Inc.

Steinman Foundation

New Holland North America

PPL Electric Utilities

RR Donnelley

Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc./Susquehanna Bank


LABOR RECOGNITION

United Way is proud to have a longstanding partnership with organized labor. Working together, we ensure that working families have access to a wide range of vital community services. 

The 2014-2015 Honorees are:

AFSCME Local 1758

AFSCME Local 1896

AFSCME 2156

AFSCME Local 2421

AFSCME Local 2540

APSCUF – Millersville University

ATU Local 1241

BCTGM Local 374

BCTGM Local 387

BCTGM Local 464

CWA Local 13000

Firefighters Local 319

GMP Local 36

GMP Local 287

GMP Local 376

IAM Lodge 2367

IBEW Local 743

IBEW Local 1600

IBEW Local 1602

IBEW Local 1666

Mailhandlers Local 308

NALC Local 273

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 520

Postal Workers Local 95

PSEA

PSSU Local 668*

Sheetmetal Local 19

Teamsters Local 771

USW Local 285

USW Local 285 Unit 441*

USW Local 670*

USW Local 1035

*Indicates unions that also sponsored Loaned Labor Representatives for the 2014-2015 Campaign.


SPIRIT OF LANCASTER AWARD

Patterned after United Way of America's Spirit of America Award, the Spirit of Lancaster Award is the highest tribute for community involvement – honoring exceptional commitment and investment by businesses or organizations and their employees. Honorees exemplify a caring spirit, commitment to the community and exceptional campaign results that together make a powerful, lasting impact on Lancaster County.

The 2014-2015 Honoree is:

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

The Coolest Town in America, Lititz is blessed to be the North American headquarters of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, where local folks have been making Wilbur Buds and other chocolate confections since 1894. Cargill’s steadfast support of the Lancaster County community through United Way is as sweet as the aroma that fills the air around its plant. United Way of Lancaster County is honored to present Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate with the 2014 Spirit of Lancaster Award.

Cargill has supported United Way for many years. Their passion for improving the community is shown in many ways… from bringing the United Way message to all of their employees at each location during the fall campaign to providing volunteer opportunities for their employees during our annual Day of Caring and holding special events year-round to remind employees of United Way’s important work. By providing a significant corporate donation, Cargill makes an even greater impact.  Over the past five years, Cargill and its employees have invested in excess of $650,000 to improve lives right here in Lancaster County. They truly LIVE UNITED by GIVING, ADVOCATING, and VOLUNTEERING.


CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR

The Campaign Coordinator of the Year award is presented to an individual or team for outstanding efforts, the use of unique or creative campaign practices to increase a company or organization's campaign results. 

The 2014-2015 Honoree is:

Robert D. Dodds, Lititz Mutual Insurance

Robert Dodds is the Vice President of Legal Issues and Compliance at Lititz Mutual Insurance Company. During his 21-year history with the company, he has coordinated the United Way campaign for the past 11 years. Not only is his length of time as their  coordinator an amazing record, but Rob has had the unenviable job of continuing a 21-year run of 100% employee participation in the United Way campaign at Lititz Mutual. 

Rob’s ability to engage employees is remarkable and certainly one of the reasons for his success.  His passion and enthusiasm for United Way and his ability to motivate all of the Lititz Mutual employees to invest in their community through United Way have earned Rob the 2014 Campaign Coordinator of the Year award.

Each year, Lititz Mutual Insurance Company, its leadership and staff continue to show strong support to United Way. This year was no different as their employees committed to an August Trailblazer Campaign.  By running an outstanding early campaign, Lititz Mutual Insurance Company continued to be a role model, leading the way for the rest of Lancaster County to follow.

In the 2014 campaign, Rob’s efforts led to an increase in employee and retiree giving, recording their most generous campaign to date of $31,945. The leadership of Lititz Mutual Insurance Company also matched their employee giving with a corporate contribution. All told, this community leader and its staff invest a grand total of $63,870! Because of Rob’s amazing work and the support of Lititz Mutual Insurance Group, they have received the Circle of Honor Award every year since its inauguration in 2011, a testament of truly supporting the mission of United Way.

Thank you, Rob, for your continued dedication to United Way and our community. You are a great example of what it means to LIVE UNITED.


BILL HYMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

To recognize Bill Hyman for his 20 years of dedicated service as a Loaned Representative for the United Way Campaign, the Bill Hyman Campaign Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 2013 in his honor. Thanks to the support of New Holland North America, the award will continue to recognize outstanding campaign volunteers for their commitment, enthusiasm, and dedication to United Way’s mission each year.

The 2014-2015  Honorees are:

Neil Bulich & Susan DelGiorno-Ream, Lancaster Regional Medical Center & Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center

For the past two years, Lancaster Regional Medical Center and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center have worked together to run an effective campaign at both hospitals. Thanks to their dedication and regular communication, the Campaign Coordinators at both locations—Neil Bulich and Susan DelGiorno-Ream—have been shining examples of what it takes to LIVE UNITED.

Neil and Susan have implemented United Way of Lancaster County’s best practices to run a successful campaign, including year-round employee engagement, campaign presentations, soliciting all employees, and much more. In 2014, their efforts raised a total of $37,159, a 10% increase over the previous year.  In addition to raising more money, Neil and Susan helped to raise awareness of United Way by putting together a team for the annual Trike Race and by recruiting a Day of Caring volunteer team. Their enthusiasm and excitement showed when participating in Company Coordinator trainings, events, and receptions around United Way.

When United Way wanted to open a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center in the Lititz area, Neil and Susan got the ball rolling, enabling us to open a new VITA site at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center and provide free income tax preparation for residents in the Lititz area.

For all of these reasons and more, Neil and Susan are perfect examples of dedicated United Way champions! Neil and Susan, thank you for all your passion and commitment to United Way of Lancaster County.


OUTSTANDING CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR AWARDS 

The Outstanding Company Coordinator Awards honor individuals or teams who have demonstrated commitment, creativity, and exceptional results within their companies or organizations by implementing innovative strategies and demonstrating best practices.

The 2014-2015 Honorees are:

Alyssa Chasarik

UPS

Chuck Smith

Donegal Insurance Group

Dan McCafferty

Comcast Cable
 

Greg Scheuchenzuber & Grace Lingerfelter

Certified Carpet
 

Jason Greenwood 

ITT Engineered Valves, LLC
 

Kathy Horne & Kristin Yelley

Smilebuilderz

Laura Warner

WGAL 8

Lynn Hostetler & Mike Shifflet

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products
 

Michela Potocki & Greg Rutter, II

Morgan Stanley
 

Tim Taylor

Pepperidge Farm