Posted in News on November 21, 2022 Building a Better Community Breakfast 2023

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley hosted their Building a Better Community breakfast on Thursday, November 17th.   They honored Bill Wagner, a long time United Way volunteer and supporter, with the Building a Better Community award.

Wagner served on many committees including allocations, campaign cabinet as a chairman and on the executive committee as treasurer. He served on the Board of Directors for a number of years and he is currently the allocations chairman. Wagner volunteers at United Way fundraisers and is a dedicated donor.  Previous United Way Executive Director, George Smoulder, was in attendance to introduce Wagner.  Wagner was joined by family and friends and other long time United Way donors.

 

Other awards included Volunteer of the Year given to Bob Heldreth and David Rose for generously donating a lot of their time to the United Way.  Both of these men have made a large impact on United Way fundraising events and campaign efforts.

United Way Volunteer of the Year - Bob Heldreth

United Way Volunteer of the Year – Bob Heldreth with Jess Rine

United Way Volunteer of the Year - David Rose

United Way Volunteer of the Year – David Rose with Jess Rine

Awards were given to the top corporate donors to the United Way’s 2021-2022 campaign “Give Where You Live.”  Employee campaigns are a way for companies to encourage their employees to participate in their own philanthropic giving.  The employers with the most money raised were honored. Silver Champion – WesBanco; Gold Champion – WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital; Platinum Champion – Covestro

The Corporate Champions are the largest donors to the United Way: Silver Corporate Champion – WesBanco; Gold Corporate Champion – Covestro; Platinum Corporate Champion –  Williams

United Way Platinum Champion - Williams - Jodi Blatt and Jess Rine

United Way Platinum Champion – Williams – Jodi Blatt and Jess Rine

The United Way understands that not all businesses have the capacity to give as largely as others.  They announced their Small Business 365 partnership where small businesses combine to make a big community impact.  A small business can give $1 a day for a year and receive large community recognition.  If you are interested in getting involved with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, reach out to executive director, Jessica Rine, at jrine@unitedwayuov.org or 304-232-4625

Associate Director Maddi Seavy addressing the crowd

Associate Director Maddi Seavy addressing the crowd

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