Pratt & Whitney receives top honor at Middlesex United Way Campaign Awards; More than 70 companies recognized

More than 70 companies, organizations, and individuals were honored May 12 for their contributions to raising $1.71 million for the 2014-15 Middlesex United Way Campaign.

The top honor, the Corporate Spirit Award, was presented to Pratt & Whitney-Middletown. The Corporate Spirit Award is the highest honor a company can receive in recognition of their support of Middlesex United Way.

Other distinguished honors were awarded to: Liberty Bank employees Cara Ehlers, of Middletown, and Tom Ballachino, of Cromwell, who were named Coordinators of the Year for bringing enthusiasm and creativity to the workplace campaign; Diana Midolo, of Westbrook, Director of Human Resources at Zygo Corp, a part of AMETEK, in Middlefield, who received the Leadership Award for exemplifying philanthropic leadership through support of the United Way campaign; and Gilead Community Services 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: A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists, Brown & Brown of CT, Essex Savings Bank, Comcast, and Wesleyan University.

Henkels & McCoy, of Portland, received the Small Business Community Partnership Award for outstanding support by a small business.

2014-15 Campaign Chair Dr. Patricia Charles, superintendent of Middletown Public Schools, was honored for her leadership during the campaign, and Chris Fahey, retired School Readiness Coordinator for Middletown Public Schools, was recognized with the Community Leadership Award, recognizing her leadership in strengthening communities.

The funds raised by these companies through the Middlesex United Way campaign will be invested in strategies to advance education, income, health and housing in Middlesex County. 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 2014-15 Middlesex United Way Campaign Award winners is as follows:

 

A & A Office Systems, Inc.

Corporate Sponsor

 

A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists         

Special Achievement Award

50%+ Participation

Corporate Sponsor

 

AAA Allied Group

50%+ Participation

 

ACE Group

50%+ Participation

 

ACT Group

Corporate Sponsor

 

Aetna

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

Loaned Executive Sponsor

Corporate Sponsor

 

ATD - Attention to Detail

Corporate Sponsor

 

Brown & Brown of CT

Special Achievement Award

50%+ Participation

 

Carlson & Dumeer

Corporate Sponsor

 

Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT

75%+ Participation

 

City of Middletown

Campaign Achievement Award

 

Colebrook Financial

Honor Roll            

75%+ Participation

10%+ Participation Growth

 

Comcast

Special Achievement Award

Corporate Sponsor

 

Community Foundation of Middlesex County

75%+ Participation

 

Community Health Center

Campaign Achievement Award

 

Connecticut Legal Services

75%+ Participation

 

Cooper-Atkins Corp.

75%+ Participation

 

Essex Savings Bank

Special Achievement Award

Corporate Sponsor

 

Eversource

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

Corporate Sponsor

 

Financial Benefits Unlimited

Corporate Sponsor

 

Gilead Community Services

Funding Partner Achievement Award            

 

Greenwald Industries

10%+ Participation Increase

                               

GKN Aerospace Services Structures

Campaign Achievement Award

Honor Roll

75%+ Participation

Corporate Sponsor

 

Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski     

Honor Roll

75%+ Participation

 

Hartford Courant

Corporate Sponsor

 

Henkels & McCoy

Small Business Community Partnership Award

50%+ Participation

 

Jarvis Products Corp.

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

Corporate Sponsor

 

John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency

75%+ Participation

                                               

KGS Insurance Services

Corporate Sponsor

 

Kuhn Employment Opportunities

75%+ Participation

 

L-Train Electric

Corporate Sponsor

 

Liberty Bank

Coordinators of the Year, Cara Ehlers & Tom Ballachino

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

50%+ Participation

10%+ Participation Growth

Corporate Sponsor

 

Mahoney Sabol & Company

50%+ Participation

 

Malloves Jewelers

Corporate Sponsor

 

MARC: Community Resources

50%+ Participation

 

Marcum

Corporate Sponsor

 

Mercy High School

10%+ Participation Increase

 

MiddleOak

Campaign Achievement Award

Corporate Sponsor

 

Middlesex Chamber of Commerce

50%+ Participation

 

Middlesex Habitat for Humanity

75%+ Participation

 

Middlesex Hospital

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

50%+ Participation

Loaned Executive Sponsor

 

Middlesex United Way

75%+ Participation

 

The Middletown Press

Corporate Sponsor

 

Middletown Public Schools

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

50%+ Participation

 

Middlesex YMCA

50%+ Participation

 

Pratt & Whitney

Corporate Spirit Award

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

Loaned Executive Sponsor

 

PrimePay

Corporate Sponsor

 

Rolls Royce Naval Marine

10%+ Participation Increase

 

Russell Library

Campaign Achievement Award

 

Sara Etienne, RE/MAX Edge

Corporate Sponsor

 

Seasons Federal Credit Union

50%+ Participation

 

St. Luke’s Community Services

75%+ Participation

10%+ Participation Growth

 

St. Vincent dePaul Middletown

75%+ Participation

 

Standard-Knapp, Inc.

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

Honor Roll

75%+ Participation

10%+ Participation Growth

 

State Farm Insurance, Caleb Carney, Agent

Corporate Sponsor

 

Tower Labs

Campaign Achievement Award

Corporate Sponsor

 

Town of Middlefield

50%+ Participation

 

Webster Bank

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

75%+ Participation

Corporate Sponsor

 

Wesleyan University

Special Achievement Award

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

 

Wright-Pierce

Honor Roll

75%+ Participation

10%+ Participation Growth

 

Zygo Corporation, a part of AMETEK

Leadership Award, Diana Midolo

Top 10 Campaign

Campaign Achievement Award

 

 

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