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United Way celebrates generosity of the community

| February 22, 2013

COSHOCTON – United Way reached 95 percent of its $380,000 campaign goal due to the generosity of the community.

Top donators in seven different categories, agri-business, schools, professionals, public employees, retail/small business, retirees and special gifts and industry, were honored with bronze, silver, gold or presidents’ awards for their monetary contributions and commitment awards for their employees dedication to the campaign. RockTenn also was recognized with the Top Giver Award.

The following is a list of the awards:

United Way Campaign Awards

–          Bronze Award: Is a gift of $250-$499

–          Silver Award: Is a gift of $500 -$999

–          Gold Award: Is a gift of $1,000 -$10,000

–          Presidents Award: Is a gift of $10,000 or more

–          Commitment Award is awarded when a business or office has 90 percent or more employee participation in the United Way campaign.

Agribusiness Division

The Agribusiness division had a goal of $5,500 and raised $5,500 which is 100 percent of its goal.

The awards for the businesses in this division were:

–          Coshocton Grain Co.: Gold Award  – 100 percent participation

–          Farm Credit Services: Silver Award

Schools Division

The schools division had a goal of $30,000 collectively and raised $28,103.30 or 94 percent.

River View School District – total gift from staff and students was $10,463.61

–          Gold Award: River View High School Staff – 100 percent participation; River View Junior High Staff; River View Junior High Students; Warsaw Elementary Staff

–          Silver Award: River View High School Student Council; Union Elementary Staff; Keene Elementary Staff

–          Bronze Award: Conesville Elementary Staff

Coshocton City Schools – total gift from staff and students was $8,770.75

–          Gold Award: Central Elementary Staff; High School and Junior High Staff; Lincoln Elementary Students

–          Gold Award with 100 percent participation: Lincoln Elementary Staff; Coshocton City Schools Superintendent’s Office

–          Silver Award with 100 percent participation: South Lawn Elementary Staff

–          Commitment Award with 100 percent participation: City Schools Transportation Dept.

Ridgewood School District – total gift from staff and students was $4,804.61

–          Gold Award: Ridgewood High School Staff; Ridgewood Middle School Staff; Ridgewood Elementary School Staff

–          Silver Award: Ridgewood Middle School Students; Ridgewood Elementary Students                    

Coshocton Co. Career Center: Gold Award

Sacred Heart School: The school increased its campaign by 40 percent over last year and earned a Silver Award

Professional Division

The professional division raised $34,307.15 which represents 93 percent of its goal.

–          President’s Award: Coshocton County Memorial Hospital

–          Gold Award: Prudential Insurance; Daniel C. Duren agency; Coshocton Elks Lodge #376

–          Silver Award: Robert D. Mauch, CPA;Roscoe United Methodist Church;Dr. David A. Erwin & Assoc. Family Eye Care; Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic; Raymond James/Pyle Financial; Nationwide Insurance

–          Bronze Award: Jacobs Vanaman Agency; Optics Plus Vision Center; Kiwanis Club of Coshocton; Randy Lee Kreuter, DDS; Coshocton County Handicapped Society

Public Employees

This division raised $16,959.57 or 85 percent of goal. Although they did not reach their projected goal, city offices increased their giving by 20 percent and county offices increased overall giving by 4 percent.

City of Coshocton Employees

–          Silver Award with 100 percent participation: Coshocton City Fire Department

–          Bronze Award with 100 percent participation: Mayor’s Office

–          Commitment Award: City Income Tax Department

Coshocton County Employees

–          Gold Award: County Engineer’s Office; Hopewell School – 100 percent participation; Job & Family Services; Juvenile and Probate Court; Coshocton Public Library

–          Silver Award: Auditor’s Office – 100 percent participation; Common Pleas Court – 100 percent participation; Board of Health; Commissioner’s Office; Sheriff’s Department

–          Bronze Award: Coshocton County Treasurer’s Office – 100 percent participation; Coordinated Transportation – 100 percent participation; Recorder’s Office – 100 percent participation; Coshocton County EMS; Maternal & Child Health Center

–          Commitment Award: Veteran’s Service Commission – 100 percent participation

Retail/ Small Business Division

The retail/small business division raised $39,689.36 or 88 percent of its goal.

–          Gold Awards: Century National Bank – 100 percent participation; Home Loan Savings Bank – 100 percent participation; Ohio Heritage Bank – 100 percent participation; Auer Ace Hardware; Buehler’s Food Market; Wal-Mart; WTNS Radio

–          Silver Awards: Classic Auto Supply; Coshocton Tribune; Hasseman Marketing; Chase Bank

–          Bronze Awards: AT&T; Roscoe Village Foundation; Baird Concrete Products; Wilson Carpet & Furniture; Baker’s Management; Roscoe Village Foundation; Coshocton County Beacon; Coshocton Lumber; R.H.D.D.       

Retirees/Special Gifts

The retirees division had a goal of $10,000 and surpassed their goal raising $10,322. Retirees increased their overall giving by 29 percent

–          Special Gifts division include: Stephen Miller; Bill and Carol Freund; Judy Maxwell. The Special Gifts division, which is comprised of individual givers giving over $500.00 each, raised $13,041.06

Industrial Awards

Local industries raised $212,771.63 and are responsible for 57% percent of all funds raised for this campaign.

–          President’s Award Winners: AEP Conesville Plant; Kraft Foods; AK Steel; Rock Tenn; Clow Water Systems

–          Gold Award: Frontier Power – 100 percent participation; Annin & Co.; Buckeye Brine (2012); Buckeye Fabric Finishing; Jones Metal Products; MFM Building Products; Novelty Advertising; Ohio Fabricators; SanCasT

–          Silver Award: AEP Distribution; Hathaway Inc.

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