Dennis Carman, President & CEO
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United Way Brings Community Together
to Celebrate its 97th Annual Meeting
BRIDGEWATER- On June 12th, over 275 guests gathered for United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s 97th Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration at Bridgewater State University.
“What an outstanding gathering of generous and compassionate people who embody the spirit of this year’s theme, ‘Hands United’” Dennis Carman, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Plymouth County said. “We are excited to embark on our 97th year of uniting people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County and look forward to continuing to work together with our partners to tackle our community’s unmet needs.”
The event’s keynote address was given by Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz. He shared with the audience some of the powerful work being done by the DA’s office. United Way’s Family Center is partnering with the DA’s office to enhance efforts to reach drug endangered children in Plymouth County.
United Way’s 97th Annual Meeting was also a celebration of this year’s United Way campaign to raise funds for urgent local needs. Enterprise Holdings received the Circle of Caring Chairman’s Award for its success in making a significant contribution to the LIVE UNITED Fund, undesignated funds given to our local United Way so that volunteers from our community can distribute them to meet the most urgent needs.
Among other Circle of Caring Awardees were Signature Healthcare for largest campaign increase, Rockland Trust for largest employee campaign, HarborOne Bank for largest corporate gift, Good Samaritan Medical Center for largest campaign increase to the LIVE UNITED fund, and Sullivan Tire for Corporate Champion for Change for its multiyear corporate gift to United Way of Greater Plymouth County.
Lindsay Clarke of Crescent Credit Union, Wendy Coullahan of Eversource, and Tracy Ouellette of Comcast received awards in recognition of their significant contributions to the United Way campaign at their respective companies.
A Community Impact Award was given to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office for the many positive ways in which they make a difference in our community.
In recognition of his extensive volunteering for United Way and for the community, Kim Hollon, President & CEO of Signature Healthcare was awarded with the Community Spirit Award for 2019.
The Profile in Courage Award was given to Jean- Marc Thelussaint, a student at Massasoit Community College, in recognition of his demonstrated courage in overcoming life’s difficulties by utilizing area services funded by United Way of Greater Plymouth County. With the help of United Way funds, Mr. Thelussaint was able to complete an Emergency Medical Technician certification program at Massasoit Community College, pass the EMT examine, and then secure employment as an EMT with Brewster Ambulance Service.
About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County.” Our efforts are instrumental in making Greater Plymouth County a safe, healthy and well-educated community in which people’s needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately by focusing our resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and income. United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.