By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The United Way of the Big Bend in Madison celebrated the end of this seasons campaign. This season was hugely successful and much of the thanks can go to the local individuals and businesses that donated. To celebrate the end of the campaign, the United Way team held a Celebration Breakfast on March 27 at Madison County Community Bank. During the breakfast, plaques were awarded to businesses who donated $1,000 or more to the campaign. Those businesses were:
Bronze (campaign between $1,000 and $2,499)
Birdsong Peanuts— $1,000
Greenville Timber Corporation— $1,000
Madison County Employees & Commissioners— $1,016
Madison Dental Associates— $1,336
North Florida Community College—$2,532
Progress Energy Services— $1,445
Timber Harvesters— $1,000
Silver (campaign between $2,500 and $4,999)
Corporate Graphics International— $3,276
Madison County Memorial Hospital— $3,403
Tri-County Electric Cooperative—$2,660
Gold (campaign between $5,000 and $9,000
Johnson & Johnson— $6,000
President’s Award (campaign between $10,000 and $24,999)
Madison County Community Bank—$10,623
Madison County Schools— $11,521
Chairman’s Award (campaign between $25,000 and $49,999)
Nestle Waters— $48,442
Nestle Waters was also recognized as Outstanding Neighboring County Leadership Giving Campaign.
Madison team members were also recognized during the breakfast. Madison team members are: Cathy Bass (Chair)—Corporate Graphics,Adrienne Chaplin—Nestle Waters, Alfred Martin—Madison County Commissioner, Madison Fire Rescue, Allen Cherry—Madison County Coordinator, Carole Russo—Nestle Waters, Deanna Samaha—Nestle Waters, Edward Meggs—Madison County Community Bank, Emerald Greene—Greene Publishing, Ethel Barefoot—Community Member, Gina Rutherford—North Florida Community College, Howard Phillips—Madison County Community Bank, Iris Wynn—Madison County Schools, Jackie Johnson—Johnson & Johnson Inc, Jan McHargue—Madison County Schools, Janet Maier—Madison County Community Bank, Jim Catron—City of Madison, Julius Hackett—Tri-County Electric Cooperative Inc, Keith Ruff—Tri-County Electric Cooperative Inc., Kim Halfhill—North Florida Community College, Kristin Finney—Greene Publishing, Mark Buescher—Buescher & Ruff LLC, Matt Webb—Greenville Timber Corporation, Mike Hyman—Nestle Waters, Rosa Richardson—Madison County Senior Citizens Council, Spence Richardson—Nestle Waters, Stephanie Carroll—Tri-County Electric Cooperative Inc, Tamara Ashley—Tri-County Electric Cooperative Inc, Vicki Howerton—Madison County Memorial Hospital, Wanda Violet—Community Member and Willy Gamalero—Madison County Community Bank.
This years final total was revealed during the breakfast as well. The final total was…$115,461. Congrats on a great campaign! A special thanks to all of the businesses and individuals in Madison whom donated to the United Way.