They are our top donors. 212 leaders of our community, all giving most generously. They are our Pillar Society Members, true “pillars” of our community, giving of their time, talent, and treasure to make an impact in our neighborhoods and places of work. They are shining examples of commitment, ensuring that services vital to the well being of our community are maintained.
“There are so many good things going on in Union County that it can be difficult to consider how best to support worthwhile efforts,” said Holly Novak, Branch Manager of Interim Health Care. “I see United Way as the perfect solution. I can share my time and resources in a way that results in a greater impact.
“I appreciate knowing that United Way funded organizations are reaching a higher standard of accountability. We know that through the process of becoming and remaining a United Way organization, there will be results that are truly making differences in our communities.”
Dr. Mark Stover is a surgeon at Memorial Hospital of Union County. He has been a Pillar Society Member for three years.
the price of a cup of coffee, one can become a Pillar Society member. Your generosity may encourage others in your circle of friends to open their hearts to donate, too.
-- DR. MARK STOVER, MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF UNION COUNTY
“Being a physician, there is not a day that goes by that I do not see the positive impact United Way has on our community” he said. “Supporting the United Way at the Pillar Society level is simply the right thing for me to do. It signifies that I fully support the United Way, its mission, and funded partners. I have been blessed in life and have an obligation to give something back to others in our community.”
Stover and his fellow Pillars were personally responsible for contributing $235,347 during last year’s campaign. If you factor in matching corporate gifts, Pillars were indirectly responsible for another $76,484, raising their impact to 33 percent of our revenue!
As a new campaign kicks off, we are relying more than ever on those who CAN give to come through and support our upcoming campaign.
Membership in the Pillar Society begins at $600 and includes recognition in our annual Membership Directory and invitations to social networking functions.
“It was said ‘No one ever became poor because of giving,’” said Dr. Stover. “I encourage anyone who has the financial means to open their hearts and donate at the Pillar Society level. It’s the right thing to do.”
“It is much more rewarding to give than to receive,” said Dr. Lisa Lee, who works at Scotts Miracle-Gro. “When we reach the stage in our life that we are capable to give more, it is a joy. It provides me the pleasure of being able to help others. Be generous if you are capable.”
“I was born and raised in Union County and have benefited greatly from neighbors who pull together as needed to help each other,” said Jim Schrader, President of Technology Site Planners in Plain City. “Participating in United Way provides me with the opportunity to pay forward a small portion of what I have received.”
Alexis de Tocqueville Society : $10,000 and up
Diamond : $5,000 to $9,999
Platinum : $2,500 to $4,999
Gold : $1,250 to $2,499
Silver : $900 to $1,249
Bronze : $600 to $899
Holly Novak (middle) with her daughter Liz and son Matt. Beyond their generous financial contribution, the Novaks also volunteer their time to United Way. Holly serves on the Community Care Day Committee each year. She encourages those who have had even a fleeting thought about giving to act on that thought and get involved with United Way.
Pillars are our top donors, leaders of our community. Giving of their time, talent, and treasure, they make a real impact in our neighborhoods and places of work. They are shining examples of commitment, ensuring that services vital to the well-being of Union County are maintained.
Membership in the Pillar Society includes invitations to social networking functions and opportunity for public recognition.