United Way highlights volunteers

Thomasville's Martha Hancock receives award
Mar. 14, 2013 @ 02:09 PM

The United Way of Davidson County at its March 12 annual meeting and awards banquet recognized hundreds of volunteers and business partners who were active in the year’s campaign. 
The goal for the 2012-2013 campaign was $1,820,000.  As of February, the campaign had raised more than $1.7 million dollars.
United Way President Lee Jessup said in February that not meeting the goal was a disappointment, but United Way remains grateful to all its contributors and volunteers.
Thomasville City Manager Kelly Craver, campaign chairman, said the awards banquet highlights the basic goal of United Way — the agency’s desire to help people in need.
“The Davidson County United Way awards banquet was a celebration of the continued efforts of United Way and its member agencies to assist our neighbors who have needs,” he said.
The event recognized the following people and businesses:
PPG Industries received an award for the largest gift of $123,073.
Martha Hancock received the Campaign Chairman’s Award for her excellence in leadership during United Way campaigns with city of Thomasville employees. 
Jan Pollard of NewBridge Bank received the President’s Award for excellence in leadership with northern Davidson County campaigns.
Atrium Windows and Doors received the Donna Black Award of Excellence for its many years of service to the United Way of Davidson County.