40+ local workplaces to be honored by Middlesex United Way

More than 40 companies and organizations will be honored May 9 at the Middlesex United Way Campaign Awards Breakfast for their incredible support during 2018-19.

Our highest campaign honor, the Corporate Spirit Award, will be presented to Liberty Bank. This award recognizes a company that has established a strong culture of philanthropy and support of Middlesex United Way.

Some of the other top awards will be given to Sandy Phillips, Barbara Thompson and Kelly Haeckel from Middlesex Health, who will be honored as coordinators of the year. Mike Weaver of Standard-Knapp will receive the leadership award, and St. Vincent de Paul Middletown will be honored with the Funding Partner Achievement Award.

We will also be awarding Brown & Brown CT with the Small Business Community Partnership Award, Clinton Youth and Family Services Bureau with the Social Media Shout Out Award, and FedEx with the Special Achievement Award. These three achieved great strides and distinguished results for the campaign.

We can’t wait to recognize so many more generous companies and their employees, as well as a few key individuals, for their outstanding support. With the campaign ongoing, we expect additional companies and organizations to be added to this impressive list.

A & A Office Systems, A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists, ACT Group, Charles IT, Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT, the city of Middletown, CNG, Colebrook Financial, Comcast, Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Cooper-Atkins, Eversource, FedEx, Gilead Community Services, Girls Scouts of CT (Middlesex County area), GKN, Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, Hanover Insurance, Jarvis Product Corp., MARC: Community Resources, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce

Also, Middlesex Habitat for Humanity, Middletown Public Schools, Portland Schools, Rice, Davis, Daley & Krenz, Russell Library, Shoreline Publishing, St. Vincent dePaul, Standard-Knapp, State Farm Insurance, Caleb Carney; Suburban, The Connection, The Flood Law Firm, The Middletown Press, Tower Labs, Webster Financial Corp., Wesleyan University, Wright-Pierce, Zygo Corp./Ametek Inc.

We will give out awards to recognize companies who achieve high rates of employee participation, companies who have experienced five consecutive years of growth in their campaigns, and much more.

So many people come together to support the United Way campaign, and we are so grateful for each and every one of them.

We hope you’ll join us at the breakfast to learn more — and to celebrate the good work of our community members.

Tickets are $20, and a full breakfast will be served. To register, visit middlesexunitedway.org/rsvp or email Maria Wood at maria.wood@middlesexunitedway.org.

Kevin Wilhelm is president and CEO of Middlesex United Way.