The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties celebrated a record-setting campaign year with their jungle adventure themed Victory Celebration on February 16, 2017 at Waterfront Place Hotel. Over 200 guests attended the evening dinner and enjoyed a night of recognition and appreciation. The campaign raised over $1,581,550 to help support our local community.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals took the top honor with the “Best of the Best” Award. Mylan set a new record raising over $400,000. WVU medicine also had a record setting year and received the Campaign Cornerstone Award. WVU Medicine raised over $200,000.
Mon Health System, Huntington Banks, and United Bank were all recognized for their outstanding support. West Virginia Radio Corporation received the “Best Community Impact Partner” award for their work with United Way.
Alicia Dalton-Tinger, who currently reigns as Mrs. West Virginia, received the Advocate of the Year award. Sam Cilento, Aaron Yanuzo and Amanda Baker received the Outstanding Employee Coordinator awards.
During the dinner, awards were also presented for the Combined Federal Campaign, with the US Forest Service taking home the Campaign Cornerstone and the Board of Prisons- Hazelton receiving the Best of the Best.
Attendees thanked Chad Prather for their tremendous leadership of the campaign and presented him with the Timothy P. Saab Community Leader Award.
Prather thanked the crowd during his last official duty as campaign chair and passed the torch to the 2018 campaign chair, Lydotta Taylor, President/CEO of The EdVenture Group.
The funding from the annual campaign helps support 52 programs at 27 health and human service agencies in Monongalia and Preston Counties.