(Back row from left to right: Maureen Morreale, Allison Rajakumar, Brenda Brown, Nancy Rapaszky, Matt Gieselman, Gary Garling, Laurie Patterson, Dave Skursha. Front row from left to right: Dianne McDermott and Cheryl Noviski)
Lubrizol’s Wickliffe Facility donated $162,000 to United Way of Lake County on Wednesday as part of the company’s annual United Way campaign.
The money raised during the facility’s four-week campaign in September is a 7 percent increase from the company’s 2010 campaign.
“Our culture is one of giving back to the community and it always has been,” said Dan Sheets, President of Lubrizol Additives. “There’s not a better vehicle than United Way of Lake County to give back because they are very effective and efficient in distributing funds to programs in need.”
Lubrizol’s campaign had many highlights this year including:
· Overall, Lubrizol’s Wickliffe Facility raised $250,700 in their United Way campaign.
· An online auction that raised $19,000, which is a 20 percent increase from 2010.
· Raising $16,000 in special events including a “Pamper Yourself” event and raffle baskets.
· A 56 percent employee participation rate.
· Wickliffe retirees donated almost $20,000.
· The Painesville Facility raised $26,000 during their United Way campaign, which is in addition to the Wickliffe Facility’s campaign.
“At Lubrizol, we feel pretty fortunate to be working for a company that is doing well and we feel privileged to give back to people in our own community who are less fortunate,” said Matt Gieselman, technology manager at Lubrizol. “United Way of Lake County is an organization in which we know our dollars are going to help people in our own community.”
Money raised during the 2011 United Way of Lake County campaign benefits 74 partner programs that the nonprofit organization funds. These programs focus on senior citizens, health & human Services, children & families and basic needs.