Standard-Knapp receives top honor at Middlesex United Way Campaign Awards; More than 75 companies recognized

MIDDLETOWN – More than 75 companies, organizations, and individuals were honored May 6 for their contributions to raising $1.75 million for the 2013-14 Middlesex United Way Campaign.

The top honor, the Corporate Spirit Award, was presented to Standard-Knapp, of Portland. The Corporate Spirit Award is the highest honor a company can receive for running a United Way campaign.

Other distinguished honors were awarded to: East Hampton resident Meghan Slater, of the Middletown firm Wright-Pierce, who was named Coordinator of the Year for bringing enthusiasm and creativity to the workplace campaign; Carol P. Wallace, CEO of Cooper-Atkins Corp. in Middlefield, who earned the Leadership Award for exemplifying philanthropic leadership through support of the United Way campaign; and Kuhn Employment Opportunities in Middletown, named Funding Partner of the Year for achieving noteworthy results in employee giving and special events by a Middlesex United Way funding partner.

Special Achievement Awards for outstanding Middlesex United Way campaigns were presented to: Henkels & McCoy, of Portland; Lyman Farm, Inc. of Middlefield, Town of Durham; and Middlesex Hospital and Webster Bank, both with locations throughout Middlesex County.

Colebrook Financial in Middletown was awarded the Small Business Community Partnership Award for outstanding support by a small business.

2013-14 Campaign Chair Vincent G. Capece, Jr., of Middlesex Hospital, was honored for his leadership during the campaign, and Dr. Pat Charles, superintendent of Middletown Public Schools, was announced as the incoming 2014-15 Campaign Chair.

Middlesex United Way is a locally based organization dedicated to strengthening lives, helping people, and improving community conditions in the fifteen towns in Middlesex County. Middlesex United Way serves the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.

A complete list of all 2013-14 Middlesex United Way Campaign Award winners is as follows:

CORPORATE SPIRIT AWARD
Standard-Knapp, Inc.

LEADERSHIP AWARD
Carol P. Wallace, Cooper-Atkins Corp.

COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR
Meghan Slater, Wright-Pierce

FUNDING PARTNER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Kuhn Employment Opportunities

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Henkels & McCoy
Lyman Farm, Inc.
Middlesex Hospital
Town of Durham
Webster Bank

SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Colebrook Financial

TOP 10 CAMPAIGNS
Aetna
CL&P/Yankee Gas, Northeast Utilities Companies
Jarvis Products Corp.
Liberty Bank
Middlesex Hospital
Middletown Public Schools
Pratt & Whitney - Middletown
Webster Bank
Wesleyan University
Zygo Corp.

CAMPAIGN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (Topped $10,000 in total giving)
AT&T
Bank of America
Citizens Bank
City of Middletown
Community Health Center
GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corp.
MiddleOak
Russell Library
Standard-Knapp, Inc.
Stop & Shop
Tower Laboratories

HONOR ROLL (5+ consecutive years of campaign growth)
AAA Allied Group
Colebrook Financial
Cooper-Atkins Corp.
Henkels & McCoy
Wright-Pierce

50% OR MORE PARTICIPATION
Brown & Brown of CT
Liberty Mutual
MARC: Community Resources
Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
Middlesex YMCA
Oddfellows Playhouse
Town of Middlefield

75% OR MORE PARTICIPATION
A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists
Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT
Community Foundation of Middlesex County
Connecticut Legal Services
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC
John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency
Kuhn Employment Opportunities
Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore
Mahoney Sabol & Company, LLP
Middlesex Habitat for Humanity
Middlesex United Way
Seasons Federal Credit Union
St. Luke’s Eldercare Services
St. Vincent de Paul Middletown

10% OR MORE INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION
Inn at Middletown
Peterson Oil Co.
Rice, Davis, Daley & Krenz
Spectra Energy Corp.

FIRST STEP AWARDS    
Advanced Environmental Interface, Inc.
Arborio Corporation
Dzialo, Pickett & Allen, PC
Express Auto Wash
McHugh, Chapman & Vargas
RE/MAX Edge
The Rossi Group, LLC
Wildwood Property Management

LOANED EXECUTIVE SPONSORS
Aetna
Middlesex Hospital
Pratt & Whitney

CORPORATE SPONSOR AWARDS
Tocqueville Family Business Partners
A&A Office Systems    
Connecticut Lighting Center    

Platinum Media Partners
Comcast
The Middletown Press

Platinum Sponsors
Aetna
CL&P and Yankee Gas, Northeast Utilities Companies
GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corp.
Jarvis Products Corp.

Gold Sponsor
ACT Group

Silver Sponsors
Liberty Bank
L-Train Electric, LLC
Marcum, LLP
MiddleOak
PrimePay, LLC
Tower Laboratories
Webster Bank

Bronze Sponsors
Attention To Detail
Carlson & Dumeer, LLC
Essex Savings Bank
Financial Benefits Unlimited, LLC
KGS Insurance Services
Malloves Jewelers
Sara Etienne RE/MAX Edge
State Farm Insurance, Caleb Carney Agent

 

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