In an outstanding show of generosity, Berks Countians surpassed United Way's $10.7 million goal to contribute a record-breaking $10,906,349 in the 2018 Campaign.
Pete Connors, who co-chaired the campaign with his wife, Santina, said, "This has been a remarkable experience. We are inspired by the generosity of this community, and we are proud to have been part of the 2018 Campaign."
"Tonight, we're celebrating Berks County," United Way President Tammy White said. "The funds we have raised in this campaign will support our entire community: through our Agency Partners, through grants and special funding, through Ready. Set. READ!, 2-1-1, and more. Our phenomenal supporters make this possible."
In addition to learning the results of this year's campaign, some lucky donors also learned that they are winners of the 2018 Campaign Incentives. The winners are:
Brand new RAV4, courtesy of Freedom Auto Group and the Campaign Partners: Ryan Wunderly, Reading Alloys
$2,000 travel voucher, courtesy of AAA Travel: Nicolle Schnovel, BCPS
$1,000 Boscov's gift card, courtesy of Boscov's Department Stores: Thomas Faust, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
$1,500 gift card, courtesy of Rhoads Energy: Mark Fessett, Reading Eagle
3-Minute Shopping Spree, courtesy of Redner's Warehouse Markets: Edwin Lopez, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Lifestyle Item valued at $575, courtesy of Lasting Image: Jennifer Redcay, Boscov's
$500 Visa gift card, courtesy of Visions Federal Credit Union: David Richards, Fromuth Tennis
One of five $100 VF gift card, courtesy of VF Outlet: Malory Merwin, Penske Truck Leasing; Linda Bell, RACC; Matthew Lawhorne, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.; George Lennert; Alcon Research, Ltd.; Wendy Brent, Wyomissing Area School District
Godiva Gift Baskets, courtesy of Godiva Chocolatiers: Christine Miller, Boscov's; Tricia Genslinger, Boscov's; James Conrad, Homewood Suites; Michael Grimm, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.; Michael Puriefoy, Reading Hospital