The United Way of Stanislaus County put its 2012-13 fund-raising campaign to bed by presenting its annual awards as it kicked off the 2013-14 effort. The charity raised nearly $1.83million, including $1.2million in employee giving, $520,000 in corporate gifts and $30,000 in individual gifts, plus other contributions.
Clint Mort received the chairmans award. Three agencies earned Ron Emerzian Changing Lives awards: Sierra Vista Child & Family Services for health, the Center for Human Services for education and Haven Womens Center for income stability.
Macys was honored for having the highest campaign increase, 134percent, and Luis Miranda of Crystal Creamery earned the Bette Belle Smith Award for campaigner of the year. Companies honored among the top 13 campaigns of 2013 were E.&J. Gallo Winery and G3 Enterprises, the Stanislaus County chief executives office, Wells Fargo Bank, Foster Farms Poultry, AT&T Modesto, Kaiser Permanente, Costco of Turlock, Seneca Foods Corp., Frito-Lay, Valley First Credit Union, DOT Foods, Bank of America and Georgia-Pacific Corp.
The United Way hopes to raise $2 million in 2013-14.
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The Modesto-based Lt. Arthur King Composite Squadron 50 was among 22 squadrons to receive quality cadet unit awards from the Civil Air Patrol. The organizations California wing tied with Florida for having the most recipients, up from nine last year. The local cadet unit earned the award for the first time.
The award is based on units meeting at least five of nine milestones in adult leadership, aerospace, cadet achievement, participation, encampment, unit enrollment, unit growth, orientation flights and retention of first-year cadets.
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