A Day United Awardees

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Centennial Award | MassMutual

 

The Centennial Award acknowledges the anchor role that MassMutual has played since the earliest days of our founding to uplift and strengthen the local community through our partnership.

Pictured left is Dennis Duquette of MassMutual accepting the Centennial Award.

 

Click below to read Dennis Duquette's full acceptance speech:

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Summit Award | Baystate Health

 

The Summit Award recognizes enduring, consistent support as well as robust community involvement as a partner to human services work. United Way of Pioneer Valley has seen first-hand the high degree of volunteerism and community partnership from Baystate employees. Further, Baystate has been a brave champion on the front lines of a multitude of public health challenges and most recently the historic pandemic.

Pictured left is Frank Robinson of Baystate Health accepting the Summit Award.

 

Click below to read Frank Robinson's full acceptance speech:

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Summit Award | Big Y

 

The Summit Award recognizes enduring, consistent support for UWPV as well as robust community involvement as a partner in regional human services work. We also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the essential workers of Big Y who have tirelessly helped with our region’s food security efforts and kept all of us going during these historic years.

Pictured left is Nicole Damour Schneider of Big Y accepting the Summit Award.

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First 50 Years Award | Smith & Wesson

 

During the first fifty years of our founding, Smith & Wesson was our stalwart supporter. To this day they remain active in giving and volunteerism.

Pictured left is Eric Garete of Smith & Wesson accepting the First 50 Years Award.

 

Click below to read Smith and Wesson's full acceptance speech:

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Local Legacy Award | American Saw/Stanley Black & Decker - The Davis Family

 

Founded simultaneously with the emergence of the community chest in Springfield, American Saw, now Stanley Black & Decker has been a reliable, generous partner through the last century. Their passion for workforce development and helping neighbors in need is unquestionable.

Pictured left is A.J. Oleksak of the Davis Foundation accepting the Local Legacy Award.

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Lifetime Achievement Award | R. Lyman Wood

 

This award identifies people who have devoted their entire adult lives to the betterment of our region. Mr. Wood has been a wide sweeping patron of Greater Springfield with significant impact on our quality of life.

Pictured left is R. Lyman Wood accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Click below to read Lyman Wood's full acceptance speech:

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Lifetime Achievement Award | Robert Bolduc

 

This award identifies people who have devoted their entire adult lives to the betterment of our region. Mr. Bolduc has prioritized children’s reading, education, and wellbeing.

Pictured left is Robert Bolduc accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Women's Leadership Council Naming | Dora D. Robinson

 

The founding members of the Women’s Leadership Council wish to honor the work and vision of Dora Robinson, who served as President & CEO of United Way of Pioneer Valley from 2007 to 2017. This group has fundraised and advocated for women and girls in our region.

Pictured left is Dora Robinson, recipient the Women's Leadership Council Award.

 

Click below to read Dora Robinson's full acceptance speech:

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Alexis de Tocqueville Volunteer Award | John Baker

 

This award is the highest distinction for a volunteer in the global United Way system. Mr. Baker is a long time volunteer, who retired from his corporate job and went directly into social services and continues to volunteer for us.

Pictured left is John Baker of Trinity Health accepting the Alexis de Tocqueville Volunteer Award.

 

Click below to read John Baker's full acceptance speech:

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Michael Serafino Hero Award | The Serafino Family

 

The Michael Serafino Hero Award is hereby established from this point forward to recognize a former or current board member of United Way of Pioneer Valley for exemplary embodiment of our vision and values. Michael was a generous donor starting in 2005 and later served as Board Chair and on our Planned Giving Committee. Many of our board members and staff over the years have cited his passion for giving as a best practice example. We have lost a pillar of our community, a beloved husband, father and local business leader. May his legacy live on through this award.

Pictured left is Michael Serafino, who the Michael Serafino Hero Award honors.

 

Click below to read The Serafino Family's full acceptance speech and a bio on Michael Serafino:

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