United Way Annual Dinner and Awards

United Way of Chittenden County’s 62nd annual dinner and community awards on Thursday, May 6 will celebrate “The Heroes Among Us,” and highlight the organization and its supporters accomplishments in the community.
The super hero-themed evening (tights, capes and secret identities encouraged) will be held at the Wyndham Hotel Burlington’s Adirondack Ballroom beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentations. Last year’s awards dinner sold-out and space is limited.
“One of the hallmarks of our annual dinner is to do a little ‘fun-raising’ and celebrate the accomplishments of volunteers and organizations that support United Way,” said Stephen Mease, United Way’s director of marketing and communications.
“To encourage folks to dress in the spirit of the evening, we’re offering some great prizes, including a flying lesson from North Ramp Aviation, a super hero bear from Vermont Teddy Bear Company and some other great “comic book hero” prizes.” Other ideas are available at www.unitedwaycc.org.
Governor James Douglas will present the 2004 Community Impact Award, an honor given to a community program or project that best represents the ideals of United Way’s community building work – collaboration, teamwork and making measurable results toward solving a challenge or problem.
Since 1942, when United Way was started as the Burlington Community Chest, more than $82 million has been raised in Chittenden County to help those in need and to address emerging health and social problems. Last year, the Community Campaign raised $3.8 million, a new fund-raising record locally for United Way.
Tickets are $35 per person. Checks and credit cards are accepted. Tables of 10 are available by calling 864-7541. Reservation can also be made by emailing [email protected] with your name, company or affiliation, address and daytime phone, by April 29.