Volunteers, business leaders, government officials, donors, and other guests gathered at the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club May 29, 2015, to celebrate United Way of Sumner County's 2014 fundraising campaign and to honor those who played a role in our success over the past year.
In addition to revealing its 2014 fundraising total of $913,206, awards were presented to many individuals and businesses that helped raise the funds that will support UWSC's local partner agencies, which meet health, educational and human service needs of Sumner County residents.
United Way of Sumner County would like to thank Don Claussen and Trap the Light Photography for documenting this year's Award Breakfast.
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LIVE UNITED t-shirts await guests at the 2014 Campaign Awards Breakfast.
Awards Breakfast guests listen as UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given welcomes them to the annual celebration and talks about the organization's impact on the community.
Mike Shelton, director of the Sumner County Schools Family Resource Center speaks to Breakfast guests about the impact of UWSC activities, like Stuff the Bus and the Winter Coat Drive, in the lives of disadvantaged students across Sumner County.
2014-15 UWSC Board Chair and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center CEO Regina Bartlett addresses Awards Breakfast guests about the 2014 Campaign.
2014-15 UWSC Chair-Elect Johnny Garrett (left) unveils the 2014 Campaign total with assistance from UWSC Communications & Marketing Manager Steve Doremus. The record-setting amount is a $115,000 (14.4%) increase over the amount raised in 2013 and represents a 45% increase in fundraising for the organization over the past five years.
2014-15 UWSC Board Chair and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center CEO Regina Bartlett talks about the record-setting 2014 fundraising campaign.
2014 UWSC Campaign Chair Charles Bone discusses the importance of United Way's role in helping those in the community who are less fortunate. Bone's relationship with UWSC dates back to the organization's founding in 1977.
Publix Super Markets was honored as the Hugh Carpenter Award Winner for having the most outstanding 2014 Campaign. Associates at the three Sumner County Publix locations raised $101,919 during the 2014 campaign, becoming the first $100,000+ employee giving campaign in UWSC history. Publix Corporate Charities matched that amount with a gift of $79,200, bringing the total Publix campaign to $181,119. Pictured are UWSC Board Chair Regina Bartlett, Publix District Manager David Fulmer, Goodlettsville Publix Manager Teri Schweiger, Gallatin Publix Manager Tim Newhouse, Hendersonville Publix Manager Dan Dropp, and UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given.
Nurses for Newbors of Tennessee won the 2014 David Brown Parrish Award for being the UWSC Partner Agency with the highest per-capita giving during the 2014 Campaign. Nurses for Newborns Director Vicki Beaver (left) accepts the award from UWSC Donor Relations Manager Jennifer Flanagan.
TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center was honored for having the Best 2014 Campaign Event. The hospital's 2014 campaign was themed around S.E.C. football rivalries and featured an end-of-campaign celebration showing support for the team that received the most backing during campaign giving. Pictured is TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center CEO Regina Bartlett (left) accepting the award from UWSC Donor Relations Manager Jennifer Flanagan.
The 2014 Most Innovative Campaign Award was presented to GKN Hoeganaes for their year-round approach to connecting employees with United Way. Pictured is GKN Hoeganaes Campaign Coordinator Letrecia Parchman (left) accepting the award from UWSC Donor Relations Manager Jennifer Flanagan.
Peyton's Mid-South won the 2014 Most Improved Campaign Award for boosting employee participation ten-fold and increasing employee giving by 226% over 2013. Pictured during the award presentation are (L-R) UWSC Donor Relations Manager Jennifer Flanagan, Peyton's Mid-South Campaign Coordinator Sarah Boggs, and John Kleis of Peyton's Mid-South.
Hendersonville High School won the 2014 Learning to Give Award for having the Sumner County Schools Campaign with the highest giving total. With employee giving of $5,012, HHS became the first school campaign to ever top the $5,000 mark. Pictured receiving the award from UWSC Donor Relations Manager Jennifer Flanagan (left) are HHS Campaign Coordinator Debbie Sheets and HHS Principal Bob Cotter.
The 2014 Terry Colwell Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Letrecia Parchman of GKN Hoeganaes. Parchman was honored for her efforts to organize collections for United Way Days of Action events, recruit and manage work teams to assist with projects for UWSC partners, organizing and leading a committee within the company to conduct activities that give back to the community, and her continuing efforts to spread the word about the benefits of United Way. Pictured are (L-R) UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given, Parchman, UWSC Board Chair and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center CEO Regina Bartlett, and 2013 Volunteer of the Year Donna Cantrell.
Goodlettsville Publix Super Market Manager Teri Schweiger is the winner of UWSC's 2014 Regina Bartlett Fundraiser of the Year Award. Schweiger led the 2014 Publix Super Markets United Way Campaign in Sumner County and across the midstate. Associates at the three Sumner County Publix locations raised $101,919 during the 2014 campaign, becoming the first $100,000+ employee giving campaign in UWSC history. Publix Corporate Charities matched that amount with a gift of $79,200, bringing the total Publix campaign to $181,119. Pictured are UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given, Schweiger, and UWSC Board Chair and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center CEO Regina Bartlett.
UWSC Board Chair-Elect Johnny Garrett wraps up the 2014 Awards Breakfast by announcing the 2015 campaign is now underway and encouraging guests to raise the bar to meet growing community needs over the coming year.
Members of the United Way of Sumner County Board of Directors pose with the banner celebrating the 2014 Campaign at the conclusion of the Awards Breakfast. Pictured are (L-R) UWSC Board Chair-Elect Johnny Garrett, Don Ames, Betty Hilgadiack, Pat Gizelar, UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given, Board Chair Regina Bartlett, Teri Schweiger, Board Treasurer Dana Swinea, and Mark Walker.