United Way Friends and Volunteers gathered for the Campaign Thank You Celebration March 28, 2013.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut hosted its Campaign Celebration event to recognize local businesses and organizations that ran outstanding fundraising campaigns on behalf of United Way. More than 300 community members gathered at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton to celebrate the achievement.
United Way’s highest honor, the Chairman’s Award of Excellence, was presented to General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Electric Boat Employee Community Services’ Association. The company and its employees, including retirees, donated a total of $1,874,419. This amount marks a 5.5% increase over the company’s campaign of the previous year and includes more than 500 United Way Leadership donors (those that contribute $1,000 or more annually).
Several companies received their awards prior to the event. Thank you to everyone for their contributions to the 2012 United Way campaign.