Monongalia Health System served as the host and sponsor for the United Way’s annual Community Leaders’ Breakfast on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 8am – 9am. Over 100 local business leaders joined the United Way staff to have breakfast and to hear about this year’s United Way campaign.
This breakfast is an annual summer event that precedes the kick-off of the fall United Way Campaign. Bringing together those in a position to affect the direction and future of our region, the Community Leaders’ Breakfast allows the United Way to present an overview of community needs and the role that businesses and individuals can fill in meeting those needs.
The keynote speaker of the morning was Jose Sartarelli, Dean of the WVU Business and Economics College. He spoke on the importance of corporate philanthropy.
Those attending received an advance look at the 2014 Campaign that will kick-off on September 3rd. Brad Greathouse, Vice President of Human Relations for Mylan North America led the event as the 2014 Campaign Chair and announced the campaign goal of $1,525,000. The event also marked the launch of the 2014 Pacesetter Campaign. Ten companies have agreed to run early workplace campaigns to set the pace for the fall. The Pacesetters are: Clear Mountain Bank, Dominion Post, First Energy, HealthWorks, Jackson Kelly, KLM Properties, Monongalia County Schools, MVB Bank, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, and United Bank.
Media Embracing the Community, a collaboration of local media, unveiled the 2014 campaign theme, “All We Need is U” and led the first viewing of the new United Way Campaign Video, produced by Pikewood Creative.
The dollars raised through the annual United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties fundraising campaign provides funding to support 52 programs at 30 local health and human service agencies in Monongalia and Preston Counties.