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2016-17 REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to our 2016 - 17 Regional Award Winners:

Give

Giving to United Way has powerful results. We are pleased to recognize the following exceptional corporate partners.

  • Community Champion Award: Campbell Soup Company, GEICO, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Holman Enterprises, NBC-10/Telemundo62, TD Bank
  • Culture of Caring Award: Alloy, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Canada Life Reinsurance Company, Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC., Trinseo LLC
  • Game Changer Award: Ametek, Inc., Beverage Distribution Center, Inc., Child Guidance Resource Centers, Inc., Connor Strong & Buckelew, FMC Corporation, Hendricks House Group, Parker McCay P.A., Ricoh Americas Corporation
  • Investing in Impact Award: Citizens Bank, J & J Snack Foods Corp., Lockheed Martin Corporation, South Jersey Industries, Sun National Bank, TEKsystems, Triumph Group, Inc.
  • Leading the Way Award: AmeriHealth Caritas, Chester Water Authority, DC Fabricators, Inc., DRPA/PATCO, South Jersey Industries
  • Mother’s Award: Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Chester Mill
  • Rising Star Award: FS Investments
  • Spirit of Giving Award: Cathedral Kitchen, Inc., Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc., Family Service Association of South Jersey, Legacy Treatment Services

Advocate

United Way’s advocacy advances positive community change. We are pleased to recognize the following exceptional advocates.

  • Andy Wager Agency Director Award: Kendria McWilliams - Maryville, Inc.
  • Burlington County Community Advocate Award: The Honorable Diane B. Allen - New Jersey State Senate
  • Connie Martin Agency Director Award: Lori Leonard - Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton
  • Cumberland County Agency Director Award: Albert B. Kelly - Gateway Community Action Partnership
  • Cumberland County Community Advocate Award: Ken Pustizzi, Sr. - SNJ Today
  • Delaware County Agency Director Award: Shawn Lacy - Family Support Services
  • Henry J. Remeis Agency Director Award: Jacqueline Meiluta - Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County
  • Henry Wise Community Advocate Award: Merydawilda Colon - Stockton University
  • Stephen C. Ries Community Advocate Award: Nyeema C. Watson - Rutgers University – Camden

Volunteer

Volunteerism is the lifeblood of United Way. We are pleased to recognize the following exceptional volunteers and corporate partners.

  • Alan Angelo Employee Campaign Chair of the Year Award: Gloria Sanchez - Tropicana Casino & Resort
  • Atlantic-Cape Volunteer of the Year Award: Wendy Bartlett - Fulton Bank of New Jersey
  • Campaign Chairman’s Award: John Connell - Archer, Ryan Kastner - Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC., Rick Mazer - Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Tom Trala - FS Investments, James Turner - Chester Water Authority
  • Corporate Citizenship Award: AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Dow, OceanFirst Bank, Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc., UPS, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Cherry Hill, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Mt. Laurel, Widener University
  • Delaware County Volunteer of the Year Award: Jessica Fink - Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health
  • Employee Campaign Chair of the Year Award: Simone Adeshina - MAFCO Worldwide Corporation, Pamela Caulk - DELCORA,Sherida Llewellyn - GEICO, Michele O’Neill - UGI Corporation/AmeriGas, Courtney Sia, UGI Corporation/AmeriGas
  • Jon Nichols Volunteer of the Year of the Year Award: Mary Gruccio - Vineland Public Schools
  • Lawrence D. Epstein Burlington County Volunteer of the Year: Karl Eckstrom - Fulton Bank of New Jersey