United Way News
In addition to supplying power, PPL employees provided energy to the Lycoming County United Way campaign to the tune of $21,852.77. Some contributing employees recently met with United Way officials to present a campaign check. Presenting the check are Christina Sepich, PPL Electric Utilities Regional Operations Director, left, and Teri MacBride, PPL Regional Affairs Director, to Dr. William J. Martin, LCUW 2013-2014 Campaign Chair; Adrienne Wertz, LCUW Director of Resource Development and Communications; and Scott N. Lowery, LCUW Executive Director.
Citing successes and overcoming unexpected obstacles the 2013/2014 Lycoming County United Way campaign has announced a campaign achievement of $1,540,285.
“The generosity of the Lycoming County community has once again presented itself in response to our ongoing mission of mobilizing resources to improve the lives of those facing difficult times right here at home,” emphasized William J. Martin, LCUW campaign chair. “Many organizations raise money but none do it every year to help so many people in so many different ways than we have been able to do. It is a true credit to all those who volunteer, those who make contributions and those who provide the direct human services our funding helps make possible. It is a genuine team effort and I am so proud of everyone who has been a part of this unique team accomplishment.”
“Led by Kellogg’s, whose employees and corporate contributions provided $191,765 in contributions, we were able to withstand some unexpected setbacks in what had been some traditionally strong workplace campaigns. We also experienced increased giving in our Energy Division and some of our residential campaigns. This year was a bit of a roller coaster ride with some ups and downs along the way, but raising $1.5 million is truly a significant achievement,” Martin noted.
LCUW officials and volunteers will soon begin the process of allocating campaign proceeds to the 38 Lycoming County human service programs operating under its umbrella.
“It is important to note that each year our campaign raises revenue to help local people,” emphasized Adrienne Wertz, LCUW director of resource development and communications. “97% of what is raised stays right here in Lycoming County. During the past year those programs we help support were able to provide vital human services to 25,560 Lycoming County residents. Our United Way campaign is an investment that helps others right here at home. While all those who give don’t often have the opportunity to see how so many others are helped, they can all take satisfaction knowing their gifts are put to work locally.”
“Bill Martin has provided excellent leadership to this year’s campaign. He understands the pulse of the community and when to pull and when to push. He has recognized problems and provided solutions that have guided our efforts along the way. We are better for what he has helped us accomplish and are indebted to his service and expertise,” stressed Scott N. Lowery, LCUW executive director.
For information on this year’s campaign, or to make a contribution, contact the LCUW office, 570-323-9448 or via the website, lcuw.org.
The 2-1-1 system is an informational and referral line to help people in Lycoming County and surrounding areas. It provides contact information for area agencies and programs that can assist people in crisis. Want to learn more? Click on the link below to watch the PA Live segment about the 2-1-1 system and how it can help:
Muncy Bank and Trust Company recently presented a check in the amount of $10,871 to Lycoming County United Way. The contribution represents an increase of 25% from the bank’s 2012 campaign. Thank you, Muncy Bank and Trust! Included in the photo, from left, are Rhonda Gingery, vice president; Adrienne Wertz, Lycoming County United Way; Jill Morrissey, compliance specialist; Kim Wetherhold, assistant community office administrator and LCUW in-house campaign manager; and Dave Mayer, senior vice president.
Chief Oil & Gas presents a check in the amount of $5,000 to Lycoming County United Way. The corporate contribution will be in addition to an ongoing employee campaign at the business. Included in the photo are, back row, from left, Leah Shaheen, Kim Tallman, Kellon Balum, Eric McClure, Tyler Berkey, Rich Adams, Jonah Howe and Ralph Larsen, all Chief Oil & Gas; and front row, from left, Mary Wolf, LCUW Board President; Daria Fish, Chief; and Scott N. Lowery, LCUW Executive Director.
Employees of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation recently enjoyed a tour of the Little League International complex, as well as lunch at the facility’s dining hall. The tour was offered as an incentive prize for providing a donation to Lycoming County United Way through the company’s workplace campaign. Those who attended, included, from left, Rane Wilson, Robert Montgomery, Stephanie Mitchell, Rudy Henss, Doug Adams, Jim Brooks and Jared Rall. Anadarko increased its contribution to $17,330 this year.
AutoTrakk, LLC, has completed a most successful year with its Lycoming County United Way In-House Campaign. Through employee and corporate giving, the business contributed $37,337.60 to LCUW. AutoTrakk, LLC, employees presenting the check to Scott Lowery, LCUW Executive Director, second from left, include, from left, Randy Baldwin, Melissa DeSanto, Trisha Hamilton and Rod Chubb.
LCUW is trying something new! Over the course of the next year, it is our goal to partner with several local restaurants to begin an “Eat United, Live United” movement.
The James Restaurant, Holiday Inn, downtown Williamsport, will be the first restaurant to help us kick this off.
From January 20 through January 24, $1 from each guest bill will be donated to LCUW.
Please feel free to forward, print, and share the attached flyer with your friends, families and colleagues to help us spread the word!
Together, we can help fight hunger in our community.
A message from Campaign Chair Dr. William J. Martin
As we enter the final stages of our 2013/2014 campaign, I’d like to express my thanks and appreciation for the hundreds of volunteers and the thousands of contributors who have given of their time, talent and treasure in participation of our campaign. To date, $1,295,952 has been raised in support of the 38 community human service programs operating under our umbrella. Unfortunately, we have experienced unforeseen declines in some key workplace campaigns, which leaves us about $300,000 below what is needed to maintain these vital services.
Currently our volunteers are reaching out to those who have yet to contribute to the campaign. If you have not yet done so, I ask for your careful consideration to make a gift that will help us help the more than 25,000 Lycoming County residents touched by United Way-affiliated services. Please contact the United Way office or give online at www.lcuw.org
Thank all of you for living and giving United!
A message from Executive Director Scott N. Lowery
In welcoming in a new year we pledge to re-confirm our annual resolution to help meet the critical human service needs facing Lycoming County residents. We value the generous gifts and support provided by our most appreciated contributors.
In meeting the new, there remains some old work to do — finalizing the 2013/2014 campaign. We are currently conducting follow-up contacts with contributors from last year’s campaign that we haven’t yet heard from. If you are among the missing, it is not too late to help. Should you wish to make a contribution, please contact the United Way office, 570-323-9448, or view our website, www.lcuw.org. Your gift goes to work right here at home, with 97% of campaign proceeds staying in Lycoming County.
We are pleased to report membership in our Peter Herdic Society (those individuals contributing $500 or more) continues to grow.
With many of these donors coming from area workplace employee campaigns, we recognize the top five businesses with the most Leadership Donors:
* Kellogg Company, 60
* Pennsylvania College of Technology, 24
* Susquehanna Health, 23
* Larson Design Group, 16
* AutoTrakk, LLC, 15