Campaign Coordinator Testimonial: Sandy Upperman
Company: Huntington National Bank
“We have had repeated success at Huntington with our United Way campaigns. I work to encourage my colleagues in Stark County to become active with United Way whether it is through donating or volunteerism to reach our strived 100% participation goal. We always kick off our campaign with a breakfast, where a United Way funded agency visits to demonstrate what kind of issues United Way helps to resolve, which is very motivational."
"Fan Fridays, a three month event, gives the opportunity for employees to wear jeans to work, which is the biggest fundraiser we do. We also hold a bake sale and an online auction that generate a lot of donations. These events are all things employees look forward to and enjoy. United Way has been a pillar in our community for many years, so we are confident and supportive of the positive outcomes that result in the organization’s work.” – Sandy Upperman
United Way is fortunate to have people like Sandy Upperman as a Campaign Coordinator. In conjunction with her job as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations of Greater Akron/Canton Region at Huntington, Sandy runs their United Way campaign with the help of seven committee members. Huntington participates in Day of Caring, ran an Early Bird campaign this year, and puts a strong emphasis on participation and volunteering. Sandy believes that United Way is a great organization to work with because of the reviews on all of the various programs, which ensures that the dollars are well-spent.