June 21, 2022 – Supporters of United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) gathered for a celebration on a beautiful warm evening last Wednesday, June 15th, to honor individuals and partner organizations that have gone above and beyond in uplifting UWGNH’s work.
The Legacy Award recognized Chrysta Plummer, who has served for 11 years as the workplace giving campaign coordinator for Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey. Chrysta leads the way as a donor and advocate for the community and her diligent efforts have contributed to the firm raising over $300,000 through their United Way campaign over the last decade. The Rising Star Award went to Industrial Flow Solutions, who in just three years have tripled their financial support, expanded their employee participation in volunteer events, and stepped up to donate warehouse space to store PPE and mattresses which United Way used to help house 150 families during the height of the pandemic.
For the first time, the Live United Award for organizations was given to two recipients in recognition of the invaluable contributions of large workplaces and smaller employee-giving campaigns. KX Technologies was recognized as the first awardee for the energy and enthusiasm of their employees and the community-minded leadership. United Way thanked KX Technologies for their commitment to providing opportunities for everyone in our community to thrive. Yale University also accepted the Live United Award in recognition of their over 60 years of partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven, which has resulted in over $28 million raised and invested in the community. This year, despite the challenges of the pandemic and a hybrid work environment, thousands of donors and volunteers took action by sharing their time, talent and treasure resulting in a record-breaking campaign that raised over $1.4m. United Way thanked Yale University for helping to build a stronger, more equitable community.
“United Way’s passion for the community is contagious- and it pushed us to ask ourselves how we could do more. There’s always more to do and United Way has helped us identify opportunities for our employees to give back,” said John Wilson, President of Industrial Flow Solutions. “It’s an honor to be a part of the Greater New Haven community and to have the chance to do our part.”