DAYTON — Preble County was represented well during the United Way of Greater Dayton’s Big Thanks event which took place on Thursday, April 26.
The event, held at Sinclair Community College’s main campus, is an annual get together honoring all of the UWGDA’s supporters, according to Preble County UW Director Alexa Joyce.
This year, Timken Steel was recognized as a small company (under 200 employees) Pinnacle Award winner.
Each year, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area recognizes organizations which have gone above and beyond in their campaigns to support the UW’s work in the community. The Pinnacle Award celebrates excellence in performance for organizations based on criteria including: total dollars raised and the percentage of increase from the previous campaign; the percentage increase in employee participation from the previous campaign; the percentage increase in the amount of the average donation amount of from the previous campaign; the increase in the number of leadership donors ($1,000 to $9,999) and Tocqueville ($10,000 plus) and the percentage of increase in the average leadership gift from the previous campaign; and overall engagement with United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, including best campaign practices and participation in volunteer activities.
Parker Hannifin was a nominee in the medium company (200-499 employee) category.
Courtney Griffith, director of the Dayton YWCA Preble County Branch was named Preble County UW Volunteer of the Year.