In an outstanding show of generosity, Berks Countians surpassed United Way's $10.9 million goal to contribute a record-breaking $11,060,923 in the 2019 Campaign.
Dave Shaffer, who co-chaired the campaign with his wife, Shelley, said, "This has been an extraordinary experience. We have never lived in a community with as much generosity as Berks County, and we are proud to have been a part of the 2019 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 2019 Campaign Incentives. The winners are:
Brand new RAV4, courtesy of Freedom Auto Group and the Campaign Partners: Scott Brightbill, Penske Truck Leasing
$2,000 Travel Voucher, courtesy of AAA Travel: Meredith Bailey, Penske Truck Leasing
One of two $500 Boscov's Gift Cards, courtesy of Boscov's Department Stores: Jeremy Hitchens, East Penn Manufacturing Co.; Carlos A. Arroyo from Carpenter Technology Corporation
$1,500 Gas Card, courtesy of Rhoads Energy: Charles Haage, Carpenter Technology Corporation
3-Minute Shopping Spree, courtesy of Redner's Fresh Market: Crystal Shaffer, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
Lifestyle Item valued at $575, courtesy of Lasting Image: Michellynn Findon, Carpenter Technology Corporation
$500 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of Visions Federal Credit Union: Leslie Esterly, Reading School District
One of five $100 VF Outlet Gift Cards, courtesy of VF Outlet: Connie Imhoff, Brentwood Industries; Ramona Wolf, Mosteller & Associates; Calixto Fernandez-Cisneros, Giorgi Mushroom; Jason Conrad, Carpenter Technology Corporation; Cory Creen, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
One of five Godiva Gourmet Gift Baskets, courtesy of Godiva Chocolatiers: Amber Earley, Penske Truck Leasing; Trudy Damon, GAI-Tronics; Noah Stitzel, East Penn Manufacturing Co.; Mark Bricker, East Penn Manufacturing Co.; Christine Sweitzer, East Penn Manufacturing Co.