Sanofi Pasteur and Employees Raise $300,000 for Community Services

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Corporate Donors Unite Together to Support United Way of Monroe County’s Annual Campaign

Tannersville, Pa. – At a United Way of Monroe County community meeting held Thursday, December 15 at Northampton Community College in Tannersville, corporate partners, community leaders, and student and staff representatives from Monroe County’s local school districts announced the results of their respective United Way campaigns to a packed room of volunteers and supporters of the United Way. Among those presenting their results, Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi announced another record-breaking year of funds raised to support community services in Monroe County Sanofi.

Every year, community members, non-profits, government offices and local corporations unite together to raise funds to support community services in MonroeCounty. Through partnership with the United Way of Monroe County, individuals can set up payroll deductions so that they can set aside a small amount every pay period. When these donations are combined with thousands of others from across the community, United Way and its 22 non-profit partners can make a meaningful positive impact in Monroe County – with all dollars raised in the county staying in the county. Last year, through the generous support of the community, over 44,000 people were helped in Monroe County through United Way efforts.

Some of the strongest workplace campaigns announced at the event included Weiler Corporation, Pocono Health System and the school districts. The largest workplace campaign came from Sanofi Pasteur, who reported an incredible campaign total of $300,231, which included employee donations to the United Way and its partner agencies, together with a company match from both Sanofi Pasteur and the Sanofi Foundation for North America. This year, 94% of the total dollars raised, amounting to $282,162 is being credited toward the United Way of Monroe County’s annual campaign. Sanofi Pasteur, with U.S. headquarters in Swiftwater, Pa., is the United Way’s largest single contributor for Monroe County, Pa.

As part of their internal campaign, the Sanofi Pasteur campaign leadership team developed a campaign theme designed to inspire participation by focusing on the value that each individual contribution brings to the campaign.  The platform titled, “Be The Change” – which also mirrors the United Way of Monroe County’s campaign slogan – was intended to activate the Sanofi Pasteur community and make a difference. The campaign’s success is a direct result of collaboration and commitment from its employees, from Sanofi Pasteur and the Sanofi Foundation for North America.

Key volunteers for Sanofi Pasteur’s campaign included:

  • Frank Epifano, vice president, North America & Global Finance Commercial Operations, and Sanofi Pasteur’s United Way executive lead
  • Ellyn Schindler, director, North America Corporate Social Responsibility, and company campaign coach and board member of the United Way of Monroe County
  • Don Zipp III, deputy director, HSE Project and Process Safety, and campaign co-chair
  • Kurt Lupinsky, deputy director, R&D Project Management, and campaign co-chair
  • Pamela Reincke, manager, Marketing & Sales Incentive Compensation, and campaign co-chair
  • Grace Tobin, deputy director, Public Health Marketing, and campaign co-chair

“The collaborative spirit and determination of Sanofi Pasteur’s employees for 2016 clearly demonstrates the company’s and each employee’s passion to ‘Be the Change’,” said Michael Albert, president and CEO of the United Way of Monroe County. “This commitment to those who are less fortunate is further demonstrated through the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programming that extends well beyond this initiative.”

A complete list of supporters for the United Way of Monroe County will be available on the agency’s website, http://www.unitedwaymonroe.org at the end of the organization’s campaign in March of 2017.

About the United Way of Monroe County: United Way of Monroe County provides health and human services through community initiatives and funding for local programs. Their mission is to build partnerships that improve lives and provide solutions to those facing life’s challenges. United Way’s current focus is on supporting the financial stability of individuals and families in need in Monroe County through four initiatives: Enhancing Food Access, Supporting Working Families, Connecting our Community, and Providing a Safety Net. For more information, to get involved, or to support these initiatives, visit www.unitedwaymonroe.org. If you or someone you know needs community assistance, contact PoconoInfo at www.poconoinfo.org or call (570) 517-3954.

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Students from Swiftwater Intermediate School raised $1,150 towards United Way of Monroe County’s Annual Campaign. “We are excited about being able to give back to those who don’t have as much as we do,” said one of the fourth graders present.
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Sanofi Pasteur raised over $300,000 for United Way’s campaign. From left to right: Pamela Reincke, manager, Marketing & Sales Incentive Compensation, and campaign co-chair, Kurt Lupinsky, deputy director, R&D Project Management, and campaign co-chair, Don Zipp III, deputy director, HSE Project and Process Safety, and campaign co-chair, Ellyn Schindler, director, North America Corporate Social Responsibility, and company campaign coach and board member of the United Way of Monroe County, Grace Tobin, deputy director, Public Health Marketing, and campaign co-chair, Sharon S. Laverdure, honorary campaign chair for United Way of Monroe County, and Michael Albert, president and CEO, United Way of Monroe County
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Sanofi Pasteur raised over $300,000 for United Way’s campaign. From left to right: Pamela Reincke, manager, Marketing & Sales Incentive Compensation, and campaign co-chair, Kurt Lupinsky, deputy director, R&D Project Management, and campaign co-chair, Don Zipp III, deputy director, HSE Project and Process Safety, and campaign co-chair, Ellyn Schindler, director, North America Corporate Social Responsibility, and company campaign coach and board member of the United Way of Monroe County, Grace Tobin, deputy director, Public Health Marketing, and campaign co-chair, Sharon S. Laverdure, honorary campaign chair for United Way of Monroe County, and Michael Albert, president and CEO, United Way of Monroe County

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