VIENNA - United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley publicly recognizes individuals that contribute $500 or more throughout its fall campaign. United Way, which raises funds for a network of health and human service agencies, calls this elite group of donors its Pacesetters Club. These individuals provide the foundation upon which the rest of the community can build by recognizing the vital importance of personal giving at an exceptional level.
Linda Bechtold McCormick, 2012-13 Pacesetter Club chairman, states, "I am so pleased by the response from our community. At United Way, our success is measured not only by dollars raised, but also by lives improved. Your generosity and caring provides a better quality of life for people throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley."
Many Pacesetter contributors are pleased to know their donations remain in the communities served by their United Way Alliance. Their generous donations make a positive and lasting impact on our community."
Each and every day, someone you know is helped by United Way through its support for education, health and emergency service agencies. Your generous support serves as a powerful testament to the value of neighbor helping neighbor and the spirit of giving that is a hallmark of our Mid-Ohio Valley community, states McCormick.
Through Dec. 5, there are 93 members who together have donated $154,430.20 to the United Way Alliance.
Leading the way at the Alexis deTocqueville Society ($10,000-plus) are Mary McDonough Riccobene and Nick Swisher.
Platinum Level ($5,000 to $9,999) donors are Richard and Liza Adams, Arthur and Judy Campbell, Frank and Becky Deem, Harry and Kathe Deitzler, Harry H. Esbenshade Jr. Harry H., III and Margaret S. Esbenshade, John and Sherri Wheeler.
Those giving at the Gold Level ($2,500 - $4,999) are Arlene and Edward Borkowski, Chris and Rita Campbell, Alice M. Harris, Jan Dils and Chuck Hughes, Michael and Catherine King, Dr. and Mrs. Barry Louden, Frieda Owen, JT and Mary Thomas.
Those giving at the Silver Level ($1,000 to $1,499) are Kimberly Allowatt, Janet Azinger, Todd Baucher, Judith Borger, Anne L. Davies, David Drennon, Wayne and Kay Dunn, J. Fred Earley II, H. Smoot Fahlgren, Lee and Becky Freeman, Marie Foster Gnage, Jeanne and Jim Hayhurst, Diane and Michael Hensley, Dr. Anna E. Hughes, Jim and Martha Jackson, Betty Lutz, Gary McIntyre, Sally Morgan, Frank and Dorsey Northrup, Merrell A. O'Shea, Chip and Jan Pickering, Dr. Michael and Andrea Santer, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Seita, Roger Sheppard, Steve and Christy Swisher, H. Talbott Tebay, DDS, Dr. Paul and Marla Van Dyke, Mary Welch, Todd and Kelly Wiseman and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Zell.
Givers at the Bronze level ($500-$999) are Alathea Alsup, Dave and Susan Armstrong, Ann Bailey, James and Ann Beck, Ken and Rose Bowen, William A. Boyle II, Cindy and Jason Bullock, Joe and Marcia Campbell, Michael and Nancy Deem, Bill and Connie Dziagwa, Juliette L. Farson, Jack and Ann Frost, Rick and Angie Gant, Marla Glancy, Robert and Peggy Goldenberg, Rick Hamilton, Tom and Julie Heller, Rod and Kay Hineman, Dave and Tama Hines, Larry and Rachel Johnson, Bob and Susan Kahl, Sivamurthy Kyathari, Dave and Mary McClure, Daniel McGraw, Diana and Rob McGrew, Chad and Nikki Mildren, Dale and Jerelyn Musgrave, John and Lynn Nicholson, Rhonda Poling, Shawn Sandy, Sherry Simmons, Jack and Linda Stokes, Parnaz and Neil Strobl, Peter and Elizabeth Strobl, Philip and Amy Strobl, Scot and Betty Swartz, Suzanne and Jim Swearingen, Kathy J. Tilton, Mary Lou and Carroll Thompson, Linda T. Watkins, Thomas and Margaret Webster, Dan and Sharon Wharton, Joe and Martha Winans, and three anonymous donors.
"Our efforts create positive change in the well-being of children, creating opportunities for all individuals and families to thrive happily an independently, and strengthening the family unit," states Joyce Mather, executive director. The alliance agencies serve Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood counties in West Virginia as well as Washington and Athens counties in Ohio.
Join the Pacesetters Club by sending your tax-deductible contribution to the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, 520 Grand Central Ave., Unit 201, Vienna, WV 26105. You may also make a pledge online at www.uwamov.com. Contact the United Way Alliance office at 304-580-0570 with questions.