The Bravo! Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in May celebrated contributions of individuals and businesses that helped drive community impact in 2018.
Local businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions to community through United Way of Franklin County at the organization’s Bravo! Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in May. The event celebrated contributions of volunteers and donors that helped drive community impact over the past year.
“Positive change in our community could not happen without the over 200 volunteers and 2,700 donors that support our mission.”
“Positive change in our community could not happen without the over 200 volunteers and 2,700 donors that support our mission,” said Amy Hicks, executive director of United Way of Franklin County. “These citizens and companies share in our vision of a community where all families achieve their potential through education, income stability, and healthy living. To help make that vision a reality, they take action by giving of their time and resources, and for that we are extremely grateful.”
One of the outstanding volunteers recognized was Jack Scott. He was awarded the Cynthia Hawbaker Memorial Award for giving generously of his time to the Waynesboro community for many years. Jack has volunteered for numerous organizations, but particularly provided service in a variety of facets to Waynesboro Community and Human Services. From providing financial expertise to cleaning and painting, Jack has been a steady and invaluable volunteer for the organization.
The employees of Jersey Mike’s Subs in Chambersburg were awarded the United Way Spirit Award for their generosity and hard work coordinating two highly successful giving initiatives. Their opening weekend in August 2018 featured a special campaign where anyone who visited that first weekend and donated $2 to United Way of Franklin County received a free sub. The promotion raised $4,000 for the organization. In March 2019 for the restaurant’s Month of Giving they collected donations throughout the month, culminating in a Day of Giving when 100 percent of sales all day were donated to United Way of Franklin County. From that day alone, Jersey Mike’s raised $6,700 for the organization. Erin Cohan, general manager for the restaurant, accepted on behalf of her team.
F&M Trust employees were honored with the Employee Leadership Award and Chambersburg Area Development Corp. (CADC) with the Corporate Leadership Award. F&M Trust, a Pacesetter company, ran a highly-energized campaign resulting in 92 percent of employees participating. CADC provided a three-year funding commitment to support United Way of Franklin County’s career pathway program, Stepping Forward Works. The program provides job skills training and coaching to individuals, and the CADC support will help with program expansion efforts.
During the event, 2018 Campaign Chair Kim Shockey revealed success stories of individuals impacted by programs supported through United Way of Franklin County. Last year the organization funded 29 Program Partners addressing early learning, income stability, healthy living, and basic needs. The 2018 campaign raised $825,130 to further support these programs.
“The beauty of the work of United Way is we are able to bridge between programs and connect community to extend the reach of programs. Each of the programs funded through United Way are working toward shared goals and using shared indicators of success to track measurable outcomes. This gives donors confidence in their giving and identifies the impact we have on our neighbors in need through United Way,” explained Shockey.
To learn more about United Way’s mission and impact, call 717-262-0015 or visit www.uwfcpa.org.