United Way Recognizes Dedication of Chester County Businesses, Organizations

Representatives from Community Volunteers in Medicine are pictured from left: Denise Mahal, Maureen Tomoschuk, Joe Tankle, Alberta Landis, and Cathy Binz.

United Way Chester CountyThe United Way of Chester County recently honored local businesses and community partners for their enthusiasm and dedication to its mission to fight for the health, education, and financial independence of each person in Chester County.

More than 160 people gathered at the Penn Oaks Golf Club recently for the annual awards presentation and to kick off the 2017 fall workplace campaign season.

Exton’s Sartomer, a global supplier of specialty chemicals, was honored with the Spirit of Chester County Award for creating a fun, enthusiastic environment for employees to learn about community needs and how they could make an impact. Sartomer’s 2016 workplace campaign almost tripled the amount the company raised the previous year.

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In receiving the Corporate Partners of the Year Awards, Wegmans-Downingtown was recognized for its vibrant employee campaign, corporate contributions, and in-kind donations to the Live United in Color 5K and PB&J for United Way Drive.

Frank DiSilvestro, left, with the United Way’s Toren Peterson.

Brumbaugh Wealth Management also received this recognition for supporting United Way with corporate sponsorships, conducting an employee workplace campaign, and tirelessly advocating for others in the community to support its mission.

Other award winners included:

  • Community Partner of the Year: For the past 16 years, Krapf Bus Company has donated a driver and bus for an entire day for the Leadership Chester County program. The company, as well as individual members of the Krapf family, have also sponsored the Live United in Music events that benefit the United Way Financial Stability Center and have donated in-kind auction items.
  • Workplace Campaign Chair of the Year: Frank DiSilvestro has brought a contagious enthusiasm to his role as PAC Strapping Products’ Workplace Chair for more than 15 years. As a result of his efforts, the Exton company’s total contributions have consistently increased seven to eight percent each year.
  • Partner Agency of the Year: Community Volunteers in Medicine goes out of their way to speak about the services and programs funded by United Way’s Community Impact Fund. Their team also delivers primary health and dental care to more than 35,000 uninsured and underinsured Chester County residents each year.

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