United Way Alliance Pacesetters climb

United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, who raises funds for a network of health and human service agencies, publicly recognizes individuals that contribute $500 or more throughout its fall campaign.

This elite group of donors, called The Pacesetters Club, provides the foundation upon which the rest of the community can build by recognizing the vital importance of personal giving at an exceptional level.

“It is exciting to see how our Pacesetters are responding to this year’s United Way campaign,” states Larry and Rachel Johnson, 2013-14 Pacesetter Chairmen. They are taking a real leadership role in our community with their support of our 41 agencies. We invite everyone who wants to make a difference in their community to join us. With your help, we can ensure our agencies have the resources they need to provide the programs on which the Mid-Ohio Valley has come to depend. “

Through December 18, 2013, there are 163 members who together have donated $216,655.40 to the United Way Alliance.

Leading the way at the Alexis deTocqueville Level are: Harry & Kathe Deitzler, Nick Swisher, and two anonymous donors.

Those giving at the Platinum Level ($5,000 to $9,999) are: Richard and Liza Adams, Arthur and Judy Campbell, Harry H. Esbenshade, Jr., Harry H., III and Margaret S. Esbenshade.

Those giving at the Gold Level ($2,500-$4,999) are Arlene and Ed Borkowski, Robert J. Fehrenbacher, Alice M. Harris, Jan Dils Hughes & Charles H. Hughes, Michael & Catherine King, Dr. Steven & Joyce Mestemacher, Dr. Frieda Owen, JT and Mary Thomas.

Those giving at the Silver Level ($1,000 to $2,499) are Kimbely Allowat, Kristen L. Anderson, Linda S. Ankrom, Karl J. Boelter, Ellen & Dean Boone, Judith M. Borger, Ken Bowen, Anne Davies, Wayne & Kay Dunn, J. Fred Earley, II, H. Smoot Fahlgren, George & Rebecca Freeman, Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, Thomas G. Gyongyosi, Larry & Rachel Johnson, William R. Leachman, Betty Lutz, David & Mary McClure, Gary McIntyre, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Mildren,Sally Morgan, Dale & Jerelyn Musgrave, Frank & Dorsey Northrup, Merrell O’Shea, Cynthia F. Palm, Keith Peifer, Chip & Jan Pickering, Nick L. Roberts, Dr. Michael & Andrea Santer, Gia P. Schaffer, Pete Schindler, Dr. Charles & Trudy Seita, Randall & Pamela Snider, Aaron & Kim Stone, Steve & Christy Swisher, Dr. Paul & Marla VanDyke, Deborah J. Watt, Mary Welch, Gerald T. Zell, ten anonymous donors.

Givers at the Bronze level ($500-$999) are Joseph E. Anderson, David & Susan Armstrong, Heidi Asbury, Ann & Jim Beck, Gregory A. Bolton, William A. Boyle, Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Bugyis, Hughie Byars, Robert & Susan Childers, Alison A. Crane, Kevin & Marla Cutright, Nancy Deem, George DeHoff, Daniel A. Dennis, Tony & Angela Dunn, Bill & Connie Dziagwa, Juliette L. Farson, Sonny & Joan Foley, Jack Frost, Sammy L. Gray, Bryan D. Hall, Rick & Annette Hamilton, Tom & Julie Heller, Amos (Glenn) Henson, Rod & Kay Hineman, Dave & Tama Hines, John M. Iles, Bob & Susan Kahl, Nathan D. King, William J. Knapp, Sivamurthy Kyathari, Hayden E. Lancaster, James R. Lawson, Kenneth C. Litton, Bill & Joyce Mather, John M. Migliore, Chad & Nikki Mildren, Glen Miller, Serge Molinari, Richard L. Olcott, Robin Ollis-Stemple, Christine E. Phillips, Rhonda Poling, William & Betty Rathbone, Anthony Rhodes, W. David D. Shoaf, Thomas D. Simpson, Jack & Linda Stokes, Parnaz & Neil Strobl, Peter & Elizabeth Strobl, Philip & Amy Strobl, Jim & Suzanne Swearingen, Alan J. Szafranski, Carroll & Mary Lou Thompson, Dave Thompson, George M. Volker, Dan & Sharon Wharton, Crystal D. Wheeler, Dr. & Mrs. Charles F. Whitaker, III, Linda Wigal, Joe & Martha Winans, and 37 anonymous donors.

“Being able to provide programs that promote the well-being of children (protecting, nurturing, educating), create opportunities for all individuals and families to thrive happily and independently, and strengthen and preserve the family unit, are critical to our communities, states Joyce Mather, Executive Director. Every donation makes a difference in our ability to do so.”

United Way Alliance agencies serve Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood counties in West Virginia as well as southern Washington and Athens counties in Ohio.

Please join the Pacesetters Club by sending your 100% tax-deductible contribution to the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, 520 Grand Central Avenue, Unit 201, Vienna, WV 26105.

You may also make a pledge online at www.uwamov.com. Please contact the United Way Alliance office at (304) 580-0570 with additional questions.