Dick Dumont accepting the Kellogg Award
Campaign chairmen, Dr. Peter Jacoby and Paul Largay, recapped some of the highlights from this campaign, noting that it was challenging but they brought a creative twist. Jacoby and Largay worked with students from the Waterbury Arts Magnet School to deliver the Mid-Campaign report video in the form of an NFL halftime show and organized a Boys Night Out fundraiser, which raised over $20,000. Dr. Jacoby additionally led a Doctor’s Initiative that raised more than $50,000 in new dollars thanks to a total of 95 physicians.
In thanking donors, service providers, media supporters, volunteers and CEOs in attendance, Chad Wable, FACHE, Board of Directors Chair, explained United Way’s strength in its simplest form, “It breaks down to people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to help get things done.”
Videos of the award winners are available on United Way of Greater Waterbury’s YouTube channel. Photos from the event will be available on the Facebook page shortly.
Spirit of Excellence Award – Crystal Rock & Webster Bank
The Spirit of Excellence Award is presented annually to a company or organization that completes a well-organized, effective campaign that yields a positive and enduring legacy for years to come.
Organized Labor Award – Steven Schrag
The Organized Labor Award is presented to an individual who positively impacts the Greater Waterbury community through engagement, service and volunteerism.
Volunteer of the Year Award – John Zinno, Jr.
The Community Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service within the Greater Waterbury Community. Nominees are considered for their contributions of time and effort along with their noted accomplishments and impact.
Kellogg Award – Richard Dumont
The Frederic & Lucy Kellogg Award is named in honor and recognition of the lifetime commitment and dedication to the Greater Waterbury community that was shared by Mr. & Mrs. Kellogg. The award is presented annually to an individual or institution exemplifying the Kellogg’s sense of community responsibility and social awareness and also embodies United Way’s vision of a caring community.