OSWEGO, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County shined the spotlight on its many volunteers at their 2016 Salute to Volunteers and Leadership Giving Reception at the American Foundry in Oswego.
Executive Director Patrick Dewine along with the United Way staff and members of the Campaign Cabinet extended a special recognition to Entergy James A. FitzPatrick NPP with the United Way Spirit of the Community award.
The award is presented to an organization or individual that demonstrates unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life in Oswego County.
“This year’s recipient was a clear choice,” said Dewine. “With $325,000 a year in charitable contributions to community events and non-profits, Entergy made an immediate and meaningful impact when it entered our community. Contributing to more than 60 community initiatives throughout Oswego County, Entergy cannot be mentioned without the word commitment. Their involvement and support to the United Way of Greater Oswego County alone is overwhelming.”
Resource development director Ali McGrath added, “Since the beginning Entergy and its employees were a major sponsor of our annual golf tournament, a large donor to our yearly campaign, a strong collaborator for community impact, a leader and supporter of new projects for the United Way; but most importantly this organization and the United Way became partners.”
In addition to saluting its volunteers, Dewine and the United Way board of directors recognized its Leadership Givers, those that pledge $500 or more annually.
“These exceptional businesses and individuals demonstrate remarkable dedication to United Way,” said Dewine. “Their care and concern for our community is inspirational.”
“It was a pleasure to be able to personally thank our volunteers and Leadership Givers as well as Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Community Bank, N.A. for their sponsorship of our annual meeting, The American Foundry for hosting the event and all the community members that joined us for the evening,” McGrath said.
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