United Way of Berks County

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Leadership Giving Campaigns

United Way Leadership Giving

Members of United Way of Berks County's Pacesetter Program generously support the organization's work and are strongly committed to improving lives and creating better opportunities for all. More than 1,340 Pacesetter members contribute an annual gift of $1,000 or more in support of the annual campaign and invest in programs that help local children, families and seniors live stronger lives. 

The Pacesetter Program offers the following giving levels:

Bronze                                                  $1,000 - $1,499

Pewter                                                  $1,500 - $1,999

Silver                                                     $2,000 - $2,999

Titanium                                               $3,000 - $4,999

Gold                                                       $5,000 - $7,499

Platinum                                               $7,500 - $9,999


Leadership Giving Materials

Runnning a Campaign - a Checklist for Coordinators

Leadership Giving Solicitation Letter 1

Leadership Giving Solicitation Letter 2

Challenge Match Flyer

2014 Annual Report

To learn more about the Pacesetter Program, please contact Leslie Davidson, Leadership Giving Manager, at 610.685.4560 or at leslied@uwberks.org or Jean Morrow, Sr. VP of Resource Development & Major Gifts, at 610.685.4587 or at jeanmor@uwberks.org.


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Campaign Contacts

General Information:  
Kim Hiester


Sr. VP Resource Development and Major Gifts:  
Jean Morrow


Leadership Giving:  
Leslie Davidson


Major Gifts:
Angie Finney


Campaign Staff:  
Michelle Gettel, Jobany Bedoya, Angie Finney, Karen McKeever, Sheila Tulli


Reverse Tours:  
Marlene Wilson


Personalized Pledge Forms and Campaign Merchandise:  
Joe Pettyjohn


General Campaign Materials and Customized Materials:  
Jessica Heil, Joe Pettyjohn, Chris Spanier


United Way graphics and Electronic Communications:  
Jessica Heil




Campaign Supporters

Thanks to these organizations secured-to-date for their support of the 2015 campaign activities:
Capital BlueCross
Carpenter Technology Corporation
Diamond Credit Union
Ehrlich Pest Control
Fulton Bank
M&T Bank
National Penn
Penske Truck Leasing Co.
Plumbers Union Local 600
Precision Medical Products, Inc.
Reading Fightin Phils
Reading Health System
Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
St. Joseph Regional Health Network
Stevens & Lee/Griffin
Tompkins VIST Bank
UGI Utilities, Inc.
VF Outlet
Visions Federal Credit Union
Wells Fargo
White Star Tours and Travel Center 

The 2015 Community Leaders Challenge Match:
The UGI Companies
Two anonymous donors

Incentive Sponsors:
Freedom Auto Group
AAA Reading-Berks Travel
Boscov's Department Store, LLC
Redner's Warehouse Markets
VF Outlet 
Visions Federal Credit Union
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

Additional Support:
Dale Carnegie Training Institute
Met-Ed a FirstEnergy Company
Reading Eagle Company


Campaign Dates


Day of Caring & Campaign Kickoff
September 17
FirstEnergy Stadium


United Way Victory Celebration
November 19
Crown Plaza