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Supporting the United Way Brings Rewards

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom  Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – The United Way of Greater Oswego County is pleased to announce the winners of the drawing for incentive prizes.

In an effort to increase support for its 2011 / 2012 Annual Campaign, and create additional excitement for in-house employee campaigns, the United Way offered special prizes as an incentive for supporting the United Way’s campaign.

Todd Welling of Novelis was the winner of a watch ($250 value) from DuFore’s For Diamonds in Oswego as part of United Way of Greater Oswego County’s donor incentive program. The gift from DuFore’s was one of many prizes that donors to United Way’s 2011-12 annual campaign were eligible to win.  From left are: Mark DuFore, Welling and Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County.
Todd Welling of Novelis was the winner of a watch ($250 value) from DuFore’s For Diamonds in Oswego as part of United Way of Greater Oswego County’s donor incentive program. The gift from DuFore’s was one of many prizes that donors to United Way’s 2011-12 annual campaign were eligible to win. From left are: Mark DuFore, Welling and Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

Resource Development Director for the United Way, Lois Luber explains, “At the suggestion of our Campaign Cabinet, we partnered with a number of area business to offer our supporters the opportunity to win some great prizes. Those pledging a minimum donation of $1 per week for one year to the United Way’s 2011 / 2012 Campaign were automatically entered into the drawings. You could also register for the prize drawing on our website. The incentives were a nice way for us to do something extra for our donors and helped to increase participation in company campaigns.”

Luber said that a total of 50 donors were chosen by random as winners.

Prizes included $950 in grocery gift cards, including a $100 gift card to Bosco & Geers Grocery in Oswego, which was awarded to Roberta Davis of Pathfinder Bank; $800 in gasoline gift cards; $350 in gift cards to area restaurants; and a gift valued at $250 from DuFore’s Jewelry in Oswego that was awarded to Todd Welling of Novelis.

“We congratulate the winners and are happy to have been able to offer these prizes to our donors.  We are especially appreciative of the support we have received from those businesses who provided the prizes; DuFore’s for Diamonds, Planned Results, Inc., Burritt Motors, Entergy, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, CENG, and Bosco & Geers Grocery,” added Luber.