2015-2016 Campaign Awards and Thank You Luncheon on March 2

On Wednesday, March 2, UWGCM hosted our Candy Land Campaign Thank You Luncheon and Annual Meeting. United Way supporters came from all parts of Galveston County to help us celebrate the wonderful news that we reached our 2016 Campaign Goal! Because of your support, we are able to fully fund each of our approved programs from 31 Partner Agencies who are directly improving Education, Health and Income Stability in Galveston County! UWGCM President Connie Bradley and Vice President Willie Windham, with help from UWGCM Treasurer Bruce Clawson and Executive Director Chris Delesandri (aka King Kandy), recapped the milestones that we reached in 2015 and recognized the Companies and Employees who were extra "sweet" to United Way this past year! We would like to extend our gratitude to Marathon Petroleum for being our Lunch Sponsor and producing our Thank You Video, AMOCO Federal Credit Union for being our Event Sponsor, Bruce Blankenship from Eastman for sharing these great photos, and ALL of our United Way Supporters for making this great celebration possible! Scroll through the photos below to see the highlights of our luncheon and check out our Campaign Thank You Video at the end!
UWGCM Partner Agency Directors Cindy Schulz, Judy Slocumb and Betty Lessert

UWGCM Partner Agency Directors Cindy Schulz, Judy Slocumb and Betty Lessert

UWGCM Partner Agency Advocacy Center for Children of Galveston County

UWGCM Partner Agency Advocacy Center for Children of Galveston County

Texas City High School Student United Way Club Officers and Sponsor Holly LaRoe

Texas City High School Student United Way Club Officers and Sponsor Holly LaRoe

Tracy Cotton, Clear Springs High School Student United Way Club Advisor and Brian Cotton

Tracy Cotton, Clear Springs High School Student United Way Club Advisor and Husband Brian Cotton

Thank you to AMOCO Federal Credit Union for being our Event Sponsor for the Campaign Thank You Luncheon and Annual Meeting

Thank you to AMOCO Federal Credit Union for being our Event Sponsor for the Campaign Thank You Luncheon and Annual Meeting

Ruth Rendon from Marathon Petroleum and Kevin Duke from The Fitness Center at South Shore

Ruth Rendon from Marathon Petroleum and Kevin Duke from The Fitness Center at South Shore Harbour

THANK YOU for being a lifesaver by supporting the United Way campaign!

THANK YOU for being a lifesaver by supporting the United Way campaign!

Our UWGCM Board Vice President Willie Windham gets a hug from our wonderful photographer, Bruce Blankenship

Our UWGCM Board Vice President Willie Windham gets a hug from our wonderful photographer, Bruce Blankenship

UWGCM Board of Directors President Connie Bradley led our Campaign Thank You Luncheon and Annual Meeting

UWGCM Board of Directors President Connie Bradley led our Campaign Thank You Luncheon and Annual Meeting

Our delicious lunch was prepared by Pit Stop BBQ and served by our UWGCM Partner Agencies

Our delicious lunch was prepared by Texas Pit Stop BBQ and served by our UWGCM Partner Agencies

New UWGCM Board Members Sergio Matute and Rich Hernandez

New UWGCM Board Members Sergio Matute and Rich Hernandez

UWGCM Treasurer Bruce Clawson presents the Annual Financial Report

UWGCM Treasurer Bruce Clawson presents the Annual Financial Report

THANK YOU for pledging $2,476,055 to support programs that improve Education, Health and Financial Stability in Galveston County!!!

THANK YOU for pledging $2,476,055 to support programs that improve Education, Health and Financial Stability in Galveston County!!!

King Kandy himself, UWGCM Executive Director Chris Delesandri

King Kandy himself, UWGCM Executive Director Chris Delesandri

Horizon Award presented to TCFD for launching the Firefighter Games to support UWGCM

Horizon Award presented to TCFD for launching the Firefighter Games to support UWGCM

ADA Women's Center Executive Director Ellie Hanley received Agency Ace Award

ADA Women's Center Executive Director Ellie Hanley received Agency Ace Award

NuStar Energy Receives Spirit of Caring Award!

NuStar Energy Receives Spirit of Caring Award!

Marathon Petroleum Company's Ruth Rendon receives Volunteer of the Year Award!

Marathon Petroleum Company's Ruth Rendon receives Volunteer of the Year Award!

The new Kendra Scott Store at Baybrook donated door prizes to make the 5 lucky ladies very happy!

The new Kendra Scott Store at Baybrook donated door prizes to make the 5 lucky ladies very happy!

Eastman Chemical Company receives Silver Award for Industrial Division of Companies with less than 175 employees

Eastman Chemical Company receives Silver Award for Industrial Division of Companies with less than 175 employees

TCISD Receives Education Division Award

TCISD Receives Education Division Award

UWGCM Board of Directors

UWGCM Board of Directors

Valero Texas City Refining receives Gold Campaign Award for Industrial Division Companies with more than 400 employees!

Valero Texas City Refining receives Gold Campaign Award for Industrial Division Companies with more than 400 employees!

NuStar Energy Receives Gold Campaign Award for Industrial Division Companies with less than 175 Employees and Spirit of Caring Award!

NuStar Energy Receives Gold Campaign Award for Industrial Division Companies with less than 175 Employees and Spirit of Caring Award!

Dow Texas City Receives Gold Campaign Award for Industrial Division Companies with 175-400 Employees!

Dow Texas City Receives Gold Campaign Award for Industrial Division Companies with 175-400 Employees!

A&A Machine and Fabrication receives Gold Industrial Contracting Division Campaign Award!

A&A Machine and Fabrication receives Gold Industrial Contracting Division Campaign Award!

Rust Ewing Insurance Receives Insurance Division Campaign Award!

Rust Ewing Insurance Receives Insurance Division Campaign Award!

BP Chemicals Receives Silver Campaign Award for Industrial Division Companies with 175-400 Employees!

BP Chemicals Receives Silver Campaign Award for Industrial Division Companies with 175-400 Employees!

Marathon Petroleum Company raised $1,000,000 for UWGCM!!!!!

Marathon Petroleum Company raised $1,000,000 for UWGCM!!!!!

UWGCM Staff

UWGCM's Randyl Cooley, Betty Willis, Lindsey White and Leslie Ornelas

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All Award Winners

Industrial Division - Fewer than 175 Employees

  • Gold Industrial Division Award: NuStar Energy
  • Silver Industrial Division Award: Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Bronze Industrial Division Award: Ashland

Industrial Division - 175 - 400 Employees

  • Gold Industrial Division Award: DOW Texas City Operations
  • Silver Industrial Division Award: BP Texas City Chemical Plant
  • Bronze Industrial Division Award: INEOS

Industrial Division - More than 400 Employees

  • Gold Industrial Division Award: Valero Refinery
  • Silver Industrial Division Award: Marathon Petroleum Company

Industrial Contractors Division

  • Gold Industrial Contractors Division Award: A & A Machine
  • Silver Industrial Contractors Division Award: Zachry Group
  • Bronze Industrial Contractors Division Award: RobCo. Services

Community Division

  • Education Division Award: TCISD
  • Municipal Division Award: City of Texas City
  • Financial Institutions Divisions Award: Texas First Bank
  • Energy Providers Award : CenterPoint Energy
  • Hospitality Division Award: South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center
  • Health and Fitness Division Award: The Fitness Center at South Shore Harbour
  • Retail Grocers Division Award: H-E-B
  • Retailer Division Award: Target
  • Media Division Award: Galveston County Daily News
  • Insurance Division Award: Rust Ewing Insurance

Spirit of the Mainland Awards

  • Horizon Award: Texas City Fire Department - Firefighter Games
  • Agency Ace Award: Ellen Hanley (ADA Women's Center)
  • Spirit of Caring Award: NuStar Energy
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Ruth Rendon (Marathon Petroleum Company)

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