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56th Annual Dinner and Awards Highlights


United Way 56th Annual Dinner and Awards


United Way supporters filled the ballroom of the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading to celebrate United Way's accomplishments of the past year and to honor the many individuals, organizations and companies that come together to create a stronger community.

Community leaders Dan and Ellen Huyett were honored with the prestigious Wilbur H. Doran Award in recognition of their outstanding work with United Way and in the community as a whole.  Dan and Ellen have led numerous community organizations and endeavors.  Their work with United Way encompasses leadership, fundraising and community service.  They have been a tremendous asset to Berks County.
In addition to the other awards presented throughout the evening, United Way was also pleased to recognize many sponsors and supporters and to introduce David and Shelley Shaffer as the 2019 Campaign Co-Chairs.  

Our thanks to Carpenter Technology Corporation and UGI for serving as the sponsors of this year's Annual Dinner.

56th Annual Dinner Award Recipients:

Presidential Recognition Companies (in order)

Penske Truck Leasing Co.
East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
The UGI Companies
Carpenter Technology Corporation
Reading Hospital
Alcon Research, LLC
Boscov's Department Store, LLC
Met-Ed, A FirstEnergy Company
Stevens & Lee/Griffin
Wells Fargo
Customers Bank
R.M. Palmer Company
Brentwood Industries, Inc
Röchling Medical Lancaster, LLC
The Giorgi Companies
J.C. Ehrlich Co., Inc.
Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC
WorleyParsons Group, Inc.
United Way of Berks County
Reading Eagle Company
White Star Tours 
Singer Equipment Company, Inc.

June A. Roedel Legacy of Commitment Award
Liz Sterner

Community Partnership Award
Irv Evans

Carl E. Levan Award-Schools
Brandywine Heights Area School District
Conrad Weiser Area School District

Carl E. Levan Award-Nonprofits
Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

Partners in Service Award
Edie Murray and Doris Turman

Community Champion Award
Rick and Linda Mann

Tradition in Caring Award
Customers Bank

Eagle Award
The UGI Companies
Alcon Research, LLC
Stevens & Lee/Griffin
Connors Investor Services, Inc.
Customers Bank
Penske Truck Leasing Co. L.P.

Frank R. Palmer Award
VF Outlet

Outstanding Employee Campaign
Weidenhammer Systems Corporation (fewer than 100 employees)
GAI-Tronics Corporation (101-499 employees)
SFS intec, Inc. (101-499 employees)
Carpenter Technology Corporation (more than 500 employees)
East Penn Manufacturing Co.,Inc. (more than 500 employees)