United Way Award Winners Announced

2018 Volunteer Leadership Award Winner


Warren has been a long-time and dedicated advocate and volunteer for over three decades. In the mid-1970s, Warren began assisting with the United Way employee fundraising campaign at Mobil Research. Since the mid-1980s, he has served on various committees:  Admissions for Designated Agencies, Venture Grants, Allocation Panels, Review Groups, and the Community Impact Cabinet. He still currently serves on the Promoting Healthy Living Review Group and the Community Impact Cabinet.


In 2012, Warren was asked to assist with the Transportation Work Group because of his extensive knowledge of transportation in South Jersey acquired while volunteering on the Regional Citizens Committee of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) in Philadelphia. He accepted immediately. This work group became the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle Collaborative, which he still is an active member.


2018 Spirit of United Way Award Winners

Tara Levitt and Liz Shaffer


Together, Tara and Liz has led the United Way of Gloucester County employee campaign at GGB Bearing Technology in Thorofare, New Jersey. Tara is the Senior Transactional Accountant and Liz is the Senior Executive Assistant at GGB. 


Tara and Liz have been instrumental in growing UWGC support at GGB as well. Within the last year alone, they have helped boost membership of GGB’s Community Service Committee by 271%, payroll deduction donors by 139%, and total donation dollars by 34%. They have accomplished this by coordinating fundraising events that encourage engagement with employees, with the assistance and support of the Community Service Committee at GGB. Liz and Tara are very proud of GGB’s participation in the Gloucester County Cares about Hunger Food Drive over the past two years. In 2017, GGB collected over 7,100 pounds of food, which made up over 40% of the total food drive! In 2018, GGB collected another 6,400 pounds of food.



2018 Community Impact Award Winner


The Pascale Sykes Foundation


The Pascale Sykes Foundation is the main funding source for the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle. After deciding that the Foundation would close its doors, trustees dedicated $50 million (to be utilized over a 12-year timeframe) to invest in supporting South Jersey communities. This three-part “Strengthening Families Initiative” was designed to enable working, low-income families in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, and western Atlantic Counties to achieve self-sufficiency. After transportation was identified as a pressing issue, the Foundation sought to address this need within its mission to serve families.

The United Way of Gloucester County realizes that the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle would not have become a reality without the support of the Pascale Sykes Foundation. There are many families in Gloucester County that depend on public transportation to access employment opportunities and services, and the shuttle service has notably increased transportation accessibility for Gloucester County residents.




It is our honor to thank Warren Strumpfer, Tara Levitt, Liz Shaffer,
and the Pascale Sykes Foundation
for their commitment and dedication
to the United Way of Gloucester County and to our communities.


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