United Way of Pennsylvania recognized Tocqueville Society members from across Pennsylvania who make a commitment to United Ways and the work being done within their communities. The reception took place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA.
In addition to this reception, United Way of Pennsylvania presented the prestigious Keystone Spirit of United Way Award to Andy Daub to recognize exceptional and sustained volunteer and philanthropic leadership. The criteria for the award were: Exceptional and sustained engagement (giving, advocating, and volunteering) with United Way in their own community, as well as beyond the borders of their community, through the scope and impact of their volunteer work and investment; personal commitment (in addition to or beyond corporate involvement) to the voluntary system of human services as demonstrated by gifts of time and financial resources, with United Way being the main focus of his or her effort; and a quality of performance that inspires others to serve.
There were 7 nominees from United Ways across the state. The nominees include: Blaise Alexander, Ira Lubert, Ken and Caroline Taylor, Andy Daub, Walt Legenstein, and Thomas Bailey Hagen.
UWP, along with the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, was pleased to honor Andy Daub with the Keystone Spirit of United Way Award. Daub has been a Tocqueville Society member for the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley for more than 15 years.
In addition to the presentation of the Keystone Spirit of United Way Award, Tocqueville members were recognized for their efforts in helping the United Way network across Pennsylvania expand and build their 2-1-1 network. PA 2-1-1 is a three-digit dialing code to connect Pennsylvanians with health and human services information and referral. Without their commitment to United Way, it would not be possible to have all regions of the state covered by this valuable service, which had over 160,000 contacts via phone, text, and chat in 2016. To learn more about the work United Ways are doing with 2-1-1, please click here.
Photography courtesy of Marco Calderon Photography