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United Way recognizes Adelante, others

TOLEDO: More than 350 people attended United Way of Greater Toledo’s awards reception, Images of Caring, on April 15, 2008, at The Pinnacle in Maumee. The evening provided the organization with an opportunity to recognize and thank its volunteers, partners, and donors.

United Way presented the 2008 Spirit of Caring Outstanding Company Award and the 2008 Spirit of Caring Community Volunteer Award to Enterprise Rent-A-Car and former board Chair Alison Falls , respectively, for their leadership, achievement, and commitment to our community. 

Community Impact Awards were presented to several program partners for their efforts to change lives.

Recipients included: Leamos Juntos, a program of Toledo’s Adelante, Inc.; Child Abuse Prevention Center, a program of Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center; Toledo GROWs, a program of Toledo Botanical Gardens; the YMCA Fun Bus; BG Teen Central; and Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties.

Four companies had combined corporate and employee giving of $500,000 or more and were awarded with United Way ’s Pinnacle Award. Companies receiving Pinnacle Awards: The Andersons, Inc., The Andersons Foundation, and The Andersons Fund Supporting Organization; the Chrysler Foundation, Toledo North Assembly Plant, and UAW Local 12 along with Toledo Machining Plant and UAW Local 1435; O-I and O-I Retirees, and Owens Corning and Owens Corning Foundation.

Another 22 companies contributed a combined corporate and employee gift of $100,000 to $499,999 and were presented with United Way’s Pillar Award. Companies receiving Pillar Awards included: Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo, the City of Toledo, Mercy Health Partners, and ProMedica Health System.

The evening concluded with the introduction of Steve Krull, general counsel and senior vice president of Owens Corning, who will serve as the 2008 United Way Campaign Chair.





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