Wooster, Ohio (April 20, 2021) – United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties (UWWH) hosted their 2020 Annual Meeting as a drive-thru event this year with Omahoma Bob’s BBQ providing the food and Certified Angus Beef sponsoring the event. The Annual Meeting was the first of its kind and was a time to thank their donors, board members and award winners.

“Our staff continues to think strategically and creatively during this pandemic to make the best of each event. Last year the event was completely virtual. This year, a drive-thru event and, next year the hope will be to have it in person.” said Stewart Fitz Gibbon the UWWH outgoing Board President. “We are grateful to all of the donors who attended and a big congratulations to the award winners.”

This year three board members were honored as their term ended: Dan Calvin, Marc Harvey, and Jennifer Fox. Five new board members were inducted: Robert Dodaro, Arianna Liggett, Kevin McAllister, Eric Michener and Bryan Sallee.

This year’s award winners, were chosen based on award criteria set forth by United Way of Wayne and Holmes:

The prestigious award The Stanleys Cup, which is named after two philanthropic leaders- the late Stanley Gault and the late Stanley Welty Jr. was presented to MCTV. MCTV stepped up in a pandemic to not only support UWWH in a big way, but also to offer free internet to people in need. Without MCTV UWWH would not be able to offer WHIRE (Wayne. Holmes Information. Referral. Exchange.) to the citizens of our counties.

Other Awards:

2020 Ambassador of the Year- Pat Simpson from United Titanium

Rookie Ambassador of the Year- Ann Margaret Peters-Ahedo of Schaeffler Group

2020 Volunteers of the Year Award- Cheryl Gooch and Barb Basler

United Way Special Event Award- Trisha Ross, Western Reserve Group

United Way Spirit Award- PNC Bank

Rising Star Award- McClintock Electric

2020 Non-Profit Campaign Award- Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes Counties Inc.

Corporate Capita Award for 1 to 50 Employees- Albright Welding Supply, Inc.

Corporate Per Capita Award for 51 to 150 Employees- PNC

Corporate Per Capita for 151+ Employees- Seaman Corporation

Employee Per Capita 1 to 50- Long, Cook & Samsa, Inc.

Employee Per Capita 51 to 150- United Titanium, Inc.

Employee Per Capita 151+ - Cleveland Clinic Wooster

100% Employee Campaign Participation Award:

Anazao

NAMI Wayne and Holmes

OHUDDLE

People to People Ministries

Whitaker-Myers Group

Wooster Hydrostatics

Viola Startzman Clinic

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