Focused on its mission ‘mobilizing resources to improve lives’ the Lycoming County United Way has established a goal of $1,725,000 for the upcoming fall campaign.
“We are committed to maximize our efforts with the intended purpose of providing essential financial support to the work of the 37 human service programs working under our umbrella right here in Lycoming County,” stressed Dr. William J. Martin, LCUW 2013 campaign chair. “The past two years we have experienced the best two campaigns in our 91-year history. The bar has been set high but it is a goal that is both necessary and achievable with the support of the community and the hard work of our volunteers.”
This year’s LCUW campaign will officially kick-off Thursday, September 12 with a program hosted by the Community Arts Center.
“As nearly 60% of what is raised each year is the result of individual giving by employees at the workplace, the volunteer efforts of our In-House campaign managers are vital to the campaign’s success,” explained Scott N. Lowery, LCUW executive director. “These key In-House volunteers will be our invited special guests at this year’s kick-off. We want them to know how much we appreciate their efforts on our behalf.”
Led by United Way’s volunteer Campaign Cabinet nearly 400 volunteers are engaged in the various aspects of the campaign. Jill Bair and husband Tim, Plant Manager for Kellogg’s, are assisting Martin as this year’s vice-chairs.
“We moved to this area three years ago and were immediately impressed by the community spirit that exists here. Kellogg’s is a strong supporter of United Way and when Tim and I were afforded the opportunity to get involved we were glad to do so. Bill is providing wonderful leadership to the campaign and we are eager to assist his efforts with this extremely important campaign,” Jill Bair added.
In addition to Martin and the Bair’s the members of the 2013 Lycoming County Campaign Cabinet leadership team include:
John Comerford, community volunteer, Corporate Division
Anne Tiberia, M&T Bank, County Division
Chris Herman, Loyalsock Township School District, Education Division
Dennis Correll, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Employee Division
Marty Muggleton, Larson Design Group, Energy Division
James Campbell, Hope Enterprises, Inc., Human Service Division
Ronald Frick, M&T Bank, Leadership Giving
Ashlie Gittens, Kelly Services, Loaned Executive Division
J. Michael Wiley, McCormick Law Firm, Professional Division
Timothy Mahoney, Lycoming County Government, Public Service Division
Chris Plankenhorn, Plankenhorn Stationery Company, Small Business Division
Mary Engel, community volunteer, Williamsport Residential Division
Virgil Probasco, community volunteer, Past Campaign Chair
Adrienne Wertz, LCUW, Combined Federal Campaign
Deb Machamer, LCUW, State Employees Combined Appeal
Scott Lowery, LCUW, Special Accounts