Somerset County Board of Education recently presented United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore with a check from the public school system’s 2015 campaign, totaling $38,234.87. Although the school system has supported the local United Way for decades, this year’s campaign was especially significant with a $24,000 increase in donations. Success from the current campaign can be attributed to increased participation from school faculty, staff, local students and their families.
Past United Way Board Member and Somerset County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. John Gaddis and Supervisor of Public Relations, Leo Lawson, provided exceptional leadership throughout the campaign, encouraging school principals to include faculty and students in the process of raising funds for their local neighbors in need in Somerset County. Aside from staff contributions, county schools held fun events like assemblies, a 5K and a scavenger hunt where students and their families were given the opportunity to contribute to United Way.
Dr. John Gaddis shared, “Words cannot express the pride I feel from the support we received from staff, faculty, students and our community with this campaign. Somerset County embodies the LIVE UNITED spirit that makes our community a better place for all to live.”
(Left to Right) Chelsea Micka, Jenn Berlin, Kathleen Mommè, Dr. John Gaddis, Cortney Monar, Leo Lawson, Tracie Bartemy and Tom Davis present United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore with a check for $38,234.87.