Kickoff Breakfast

Our Campaign turns over every September, with the breakfast taking place in the middle of the month. We celebrate each new Campaign with a Kickoff Breakfast & Award Presentations. Attending our Kickoff Breakfast is a great way to learn more about the United Fund and the impact we’re having on our community. If you’re interested in attending, please call or email our office and we’ll add you to the invitation list.

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!


 Cornerstone Award 

The Cornerstone Award honors individuals and groups that were or are dedicated to the success of our community by selfless, philanthropic works that have made the foundation of our community enduring and strong for those that follow. 

2019 Recipients: Ken Schafer, “Dedicating untiring passion for family. Committed to improving this community.” 

Community Commitment Award 

The Community Commitment Award is given to a person or a group who gives selflessly of their time and talents for the betterment of our community.  

2019 Recipient: Judge Tim Cardwell

John A. Elmlinger “Extra Mile” Award 

Established in 2015, this award recognizes those who are continuing to build upon the foundation for the future of generosity, taking us into the second century of successful community philanthropy. 

2019 Recipient: Howard Wilde, Jakes Autocare

Emerging Leader Award

Our new award established in 2019, recognizes those who are inspiring the next generation of leaders through their visionary leadership and influential impact to our community.

2019 Recipients: Jessica Wasserman, LynMarie’s Coffee & Stephanie VanFleet, Monroeville Schools