United Way Campaign raises $24 million for our community

Monday, March 3, 2014

HARTFORD, CT -- United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut honored several local workplaces and their employees Friday evening at its fourth annual Best Of Awards. The Academy Awards-themed gala at the Hartford Marriott Downtown recognized organizations and individuals across central and northeastern Connecticut who demonstrated outstanding effort and creativity in leading the 2013 United Way Campaign at their workplaces.

According to campaign chair Joseph Savage, president of Webster Bank, the 2013 United Way Campaign raised $24,328,262.

“Thank you again for your generosity to help children and families,” said Savage after announcing the results. “This will surely make a measurable, positive impact in our community.”

The Best Of Awards were presented to:

    Best Campaign Kickoff: City of Hartford
    Best Campaign Special Event: Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford
    Best Use of United Way Messaging and Branding: The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Hartford
    Best Use of Technology: UTC Aerospace Systems, Windsor Locks
    Best Campaign Photo: Our Piece of the Pie, Inc., Hartford
    Best Rise to the Challenge: UTC Aerospace Systems, Windsor Locks
    Best New Campaign: Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc., Hartford
    Best Year-Round Partnership: Comcast, Berlin
    Best Mobilization of Volunteers: Conning, Hartford
    Best Partner Agency Campaign: The Village for Families & Children, Inc., Hartford
    Best Company Leadership/CEO Support: Comcast, Berlin
    Best Volunteer/Campaign Committee: Harc, Inc., Hartford
    Coordinator of the Year: Kat Paradis, Enterprise Holdings, Windsor Locks
    Best In Show—Small Company: Fox Laminating Company, West Hartford
    Best In Show—Medium Company: Harc, Inc., Hartford
    Best In Show—Large Company: Travelers, Hartford
    UTC Challenge: United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford
    Best Campaign Video: Value Options Connecticut, Rocky Hill
    Spirit of the Campaign Award : Comcast, Berlin

The United Way Best Of Awards were sponsored by Comcast, Travelers, United Technologies Corporation, and Webster Bank.

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Contact:

Anita Ford Saunders
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
afsaunders@unitedwayinc.org
860-493-6834

Website: www.unitedwayinc.org

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