Leading Together, Uniting Monroe

April 27, 2018


Every year, United Way of Monroe County recognizes the exceptional support from outstanding individuals, organizations, and corporations that have helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that will be used to help those in need right here in our community.

Our 2016 Community Needs Assessment revealed financial stability as the root cause of most of our community service issues in Monroe County. Trying to address the problems associated with poverty can only be achieved when we work together: from childhood hunger, to homelessness, to a lack of affordable quality child care, to simply not knowing how to access services that are available in our community. These are complex problems that cannot be solved by any single individual or organization, but for which we can make a difference when we are united in purpose.

Last year, thanks to community support and the combined efforts of United Way and our partners, we helped over 35,000 people in need in Monroe County. This year, we surpassed our campaign goal: raising over $863,000 for our partners and impact work. Furthermore, with several regional and state grants looking to bring additional funds into our community by the end of our fiscal year, this year’s revenue is projected to be the most it has been since 2010. This marks a significant achievement that will enable United Way and our partners to serve more people in a deeper and more meaningful way. Together, we can achieve lasting positive impact for our community.


United Way of Monroe County’s 2017 award recipients includes Campaign Chair Award, recognizing outstanding service and achievement in the campaign and commitment to Live United: Sanofi Pasteur.

Outstanding Employee Campaign Award, recognizing outstanding achievements within an employee workplace campaign: Weiler Abrasives Group.

Outstanding Campaign Champion Awards, recognizing outstanding dedication to the implementation of a workplace campaign: Cristina Matos, from Weiler Abrasives Group and Pamela Reincke, from Sanofi Pasteur.

Special Recognition Awards, recognizing exceptional in-kind support to United Way’s campaign: Barley Creek Brewing Company; and TARGET 1260.

Rising Star Award, recognizing outstanding first-time events or campaigns: Jerrod Belvin and the Belvin Family Christmas Charity Light Show.


Spirit of Caring Awards, recognizing extraordinary dedication to Live United by Giving, Advocating, and Volunteering: Pocono Mountain School District; and Pocono Services for Families and Children.

Evelyn Frederick Community Service Award, honoring outstanding leadership and commitment to the United Way of Monroe County’s mission, above and beyond the annual campaign: Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs.

Clifford R. Gillam Award, recognizing the spirit of outstanding volunteerism to the United Way of Monroe County: Frank A. Epifano

For details on all of our leadership supporters, check out our 2017 Campaign Leadership Report: Leading Together, Uniting Monroe.