United Way of Coastal Carolina’s 2017-18 Campaign Leaders & Partners Appreciation Luncheon was held Wednesday, February 28th at The Flame Banquet Center. UWCC presented awards in categories including Campaign of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business Partner of the Year, and Media Partner of the Year. Awards were also given for Per Employee Capita Gifts.
UWCC's 2017-18 Campaign Award Leaders are Publix Supermarket - New Bern (Outstanding Workplace Award - $51,054 Employee Campaign and $37,500 Corporate Gift); MOEN (Outstanding Workplace Award – Highest 2017 Employee Campaign $126,169); Curtis Media Group (Media Partner of the Year); City of New Bern (Business Partner of the Year for Pocket Park project in the Five Points area); Community Spirit Award – The Pamlico News; Community Champion Award – Skip and Shelly Barnett, AGT Carriers.
Volunteer of the Year award was given to Wendy McDonald, First Citizens Bank. The United Way Board Member of the Year award was given to Tara Dickson.
Per Employee Capita Gift award winners were: RSM US (Employer with 20-99 employees - $137 per capita); Publix Supermarket (Employer with 100-499 employees - $432 per capita); Moen (Employer with 500+ employees - $147 per capita)
Executive Director Sandra Phelps states, “Since 1957, an amazing $19 million has been raised from compassionate citizens through the annual United Way of Coastal Carolina (UWCC) campaign. Each year’s campaign totals are a testament to a spirit of giving that is prevalent throughout our community. This year’s campaign has reached $415,000 and contributions will be accepted through March.”