United Way of Santa Barbara County Hosts 91st Annual Awards Celebration on May 7th.
Awards Honor Outstanding Efforts Individuals and Organizations of the Santa Barbara Community
Santa Barbara, CA, May 8, 2014—United Way of Santa Barbara County hosted its 91st Annual Awards Celebration at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort in Montecito on Wednesday, May 7th. This annual dinner recognized local organizations and individuals for contributing to the community and United Way activities, such as: Fun in the Sun, United for Literacy and the Financial Empowerment Partnership.
A total of 25 awards were given to those who have played an instrumental role in the success of UWSBC’s 2014 campaign. Awards were given to local volunteers, as well as businesses, schools, organizations and the individuals that lead them for their outstanding support of UWSBC and its numerous programs. There event began with a reception in the Loggia Ballroom at the Four Seasons Biltmore beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the main celebration at 7 p.m. The night included dinner, music, dancing, and the focal point of the evening: the awards ceremony.
“These award recipients represent what is best about our community,” said Paul Didier, CEO and President of United Way of Santa Barbara County. “It’s amazing what individuals and organizations can achieve when their energies or focused on a common good by creating opportunities and empowering others.”
This year’s award winners are:
2013/14 Annual Award Winners
Outstanding Leadership Workplace
Cottage Health System
Outstanding Division Award Education
Outstanding Division Award Public
Goleta Sanitary District
Outstanding Division Award High Tech
Outstanding Division Award Business
Outstanding Division Award Finance
Community West Bank
Outstanding Division Award Non-Profit
Outstanding Division Award Health
Outstanding Division Award Professionals
MacFarlane, Faletti & Co.
Most Outstanding Employee and Corporate Campaign
Outstanding Fun in the Sun Individual of the Year
Outstanding Fun in the Sun Organization of the Year
United for Health Partner of the Year
American Indian Health & Services
Financial Empowerment Individual of the Year
Financial Empowerment Organization of the Year
United For Literacy Individual of the Year
United For Literacy Organization of the Year
Community Impact Individual of the Year
Community Impact Organization of the Year
Cottage Health System
Day of Caring Individual of the Year
Young Leader of the Year
Largest Overall Campaign
County of Santa Barbara
Outstanding Employee Campaign Manager 1-100 Employees
Roberta Issaris, GE
Outstanding Employee Campaign Manager 100-250 Employees
Montecito Bank & Trust Committee
Outstanding Employee Campaign Manager More than 250 Employees
Lisa Lopez, SBCC
The event was made possible partially by the Biltmore’s, Sanford Winery’s and Floral Ambiance’s generous sponsorships.
For more information, please visit http://www.unitedwaysb.org/.