Thank You Berks County!
In another remarkable showing of generosity, Berks Countians demonstrated their LIVE UNITED spirit by raising $9,008,811 for the 2011 United Way campaign.
View the photos from the event.
"We are so fortunate to live in a community where people and organizations band together to make sure that our county remains strong," said Mike Duff, who co-chaired this year's campaign with his wife, Diane. "We're extremely grateful to everyone who came together to help us achieve our goal."
"Our community's needs and challenges underscore the importance of the United Way campaign," said Tammy White, United Way president, "Our success results from the hard work of so many - our tremendous leadership, our volunteers, and the businesses, organizations and individuals who make our efforts possible."
In addition to thanking everyone involved for helping to surpass the goal of $8.95 million, United Way also announced the winners of the 2011 incentives at the recent Victory Celebration:
2012 Hyundai Elantra, courtesy of Freedom Hyundai and the campaign pool sponsors - Ann Stufflet, Wilson School District
Trip to Bermuda, courtesy of AAA Travel - Clare Gattone, Giorgio Foods, Inc.
3-minute Shopping Spree, courtesy of Associated Wholesalers, Inc. and Shurfine Markets - Charles Schwartz, Albright College
Plasma TV, courtesy of Boscov's, Inc. - Jeff Hartman, Giorgio Mushroom Co.
$1000 in combined gift cards, courtesy of VF Outlet and CTCE Federal Credit Union - Mary Schu, M&T Bank
Gift Baskets, courtesy of Godiva Chocolatiers - Laurie Ward, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc; John Shunk, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.; Kathleen Hause, St. Joseph Medical Center; Fay Ecker, Penske Truck Leasing Co., Inc.; Terry Heffner, Carpenter Technology Corporation
We are also grateful to the following companies and organizations, whose collective sponsorship allowed United Way to carry out key campaign activities:
CTCE Federal Credit Union
Ehrlich Pest Control
Entech Engineering, Inc.
Reading Phillies Baseball Club
Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
Stevens & Lee and Griffin Financial Group
UGI Utilities, Inc.
White Star Tours and Travel Center
Yuasa Battery, Inc.