The following organizations and individuals were recognized for their outstanding commitment to community and leadership during the 2016 Community Impact Campaign.

Charlie Wampler, Jr. Community Builder Award

Personifying Charlie Wampler, Jr., founder of United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, this award is chosen by the Board of Directors and honors an individual or organization that embodies the mission of United Way: uniting the community to empower people in need.

Recipient: Emily Purdy (Posthumously)

Community Impact

This award honors superior annual corporate investment in United Way’s Community Impact Fund, employee campaign best practices, and employee volunteerism. Criteria considered for award are as follows:

  • Corporate Investment
  • Percentage of employees participating in the campaign
  • United Way Event sponsorship
  • Employee volunteerism with United Way

Recipient: MillerCoors

Skyline Society Leadership

The Skyline Society Leadership Awards recognize two corporations that demonstrate leadership at the Skyline Society level (gifts of $500 or more).  Companies will be awarded for meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Total number of Skyline Society members
  • Percentage of employees contributing at the Skyline Society level

Recipients: LSC Communications and Rockingham Insurance

Dynamic Community

These awards recognize the companies or organizations for their contribution to the Community Impact Fund through:

  • Largest percent of employee participation
  • Largest contribution

Recipients: Blue Ridge Legal Services and BB&T Bank/BB&T Legal and MillerCoors

Inspiring Community

This award recognizes the company that has achieved the greatest increase in campaign contributions over the previous year. This includes employee gifts, corporate gifts, and special events.

Recipients: Georges Foods

Volunteer of the Year

This award recognizes the 2016 campaign volunteer who:  

  • Utilized employee campaign best practices
  • Increased amount of investment made by his/her workplace
  • Increased number of employees who participate in the workplace campaign

Recipient: Jeremy Harman, WHSV

Collaborative Champion 

This award recognizes the individual or organization that best exemplifies a collaborative approach to community development through the recognition of strengths and assets of others, identification of partnership opportunities, and formation of alliances that contribute to the greater good.

Recipient: Joyce Nussbaum, Chair, Healthy Community Council & Health and Wellness Coordinator at Valley Program for Aging Services

Loaned Executives

Loaned Executives (LEs) are talented, community-driven, and energetic people who help plan and implement local businesses’ involvement in the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s annual campaign. Loaned Executives serve as account managers for the companies and organizations that partner with United Way.

Recipients: Joanna Garber, Bank of the James Shendandoah Valley, Jon Green, LSC Communications. Corrie Shifflett, Sentara RMH Medical Center