Tannersville – Volunteers, individuals, businesses and organizations who contributed to the 2013 United Way of Monroe County campaign were honored Thursday, March 20, at The Chateau Resort and Conference Center in the Poconos.
Many contributors were thanked and special honors presented throughout the evening. These included awards for employee campaigns, outstanding volunteerism, as well as exceptional commitment to the United Way’s mission to “Live United.” According to outgoing campaign chair, Ralph Megliola, “Each year we honor those who made positive contributions to our community over the past year, as well as those who continue to demonstrate a commitment to the United Way of Monroe County and its mission.”
One of the top distinctions of the night was the Evelyn Frederick Community Service Award, presented to Pocono Health System for extraordinary leadership and commitment to the United Way and its mission.
Another prestigious honor, the Spirit of Caring Award, was presented to Weiler Corporation for exemplary dedication to Give, Advocate and Volunteer in our community.
Ralph Megliola received the Clifford R. Gillam Award, recognizing an individual who represents the spirit of outstanding volunteerism to the United Way of Monroe County. The award is presented annually in memory of Clifford R. Gillam, “Mr. Buck Hill,” a founder/ longtime leader in the organization.
The Evelyn Frederick Community Service Award, the Spirit of Caring Award and the Clifford R. Gillam Award are voted on by volunteers within the United Way of Monroe County, from board members to the campaign cabinet to committee people.
Additional recipients honored at the event are as follows:
Campaign Chair Award
For its exceptional commitment to “Live United”
Rising Star Awards
Tom & Lisa Sforza
Best Auto Service Center
Tall Timber Barn Clotheswap
Nicola and Friends
Taste of Italy
Price Chopper #236
Outstanding Campaign Manager Awards
Outstanding Employee Campaign Awards
Pocono Services for Families and Children
Weseloh Carney & Company LLC
Women’s Resources of Monroe County
Youth Community Service Awards
Pleasant Valley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America
Pleasant Valley High School’s Girls Volleyball Team
Clear Run Elementary Center, Pocono Mountain School District
Clear Run Intermediate School, Pocono Mountain School District
Swiftwater Elementary Center, Pocono Mountain School District
Swiftwater Intermediate School, Pocono Mountain School District
Tobyhanna Elementary Center, Pocono Mountain School District
Stroudsburg Junior High School Student Council
About the United Way of Monroe County
The United Way of Monroe County provides health and human services through community initiatives and funding to more than 30 local health and human service, and youth programs. Its targeted need areas include engaging youth, meeting basic needs, helping children succeed and promoting self-sufficiency. “Live United” is part of the United Way’s mission of giving, advocating and volunteering to produce changes in the community and advance the common good.
Photo: Campaign Chair Award to: Sanofi Pasteur – Dale Parisi, Carolyn Dulney, Ellyn Schindler, Danine Grambo and Erica McGraw
Photo: Clifford R. Gillam Award to: Ralph Megliola, son Pasquale and Mia Anderson (Rising Star)
Photo: Outstanding Employee Campaign Award to: Target – Aurora Beani and Kayla Brennan
Photo: Evelyn Frederick Community Service Award to: Pocono Health System – Pam Watkins and her daughter Tori Watkins
Photo: Spirit of Caring Award to: Weiler Corporation – Bill Dwyre, Vice President, Strategic Marketing; Cynthia Konrath, Vice President, Human Resources; Cheryl Milson, Chief Wellness Office 5 Degrees North; Jennifer Stogran, Human Resources, Coordinator II; Chris Weiler President, CEO