Campaign Awards

The following businesses, agencies, and individuals were recognized for their outstanding commitment to community and leadership during the 2012 Campaign.

2012 Award Criteria

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: to improve people’s lives by mobilizing our community to create lasting change.

Tom Mendez
Vice President, BB&T Insurance Services

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

Dynamic Aviation

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


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

  • Largest contribution    
  • Largest percent of employee participation

Cargill Dayton
Rockingham Group

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.


Carter Machinery

DuPont Community Credit Union

First Bank and Trust

Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Rockingham Cooperative

Sunnyside Retirement Communities


Agency Commitment
This award is presented to a United Way partner agency for support of the campaign and commitment to United Way’s mission.  The criteria for this award are as follows:

  • Presentations on behalf of United Way
  • Agency contribution to United Way
  • Engagement in United Way activities

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Campaign Volunteer of the Year
This award recognizes the 2012 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

Juan Arellano
Cargill Dayton

Kevin Flint
BB&T Commercial Banking