United Way of the Southern Tier annual awards dinner set for May 1

March 21, 2024:

United Way of the Southern Tier will celebrate local individuals and businesses at its annual awards dinner, presented by Siemens Energy, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Christine Sharkey, who recently retired as Community Engagement & Corning Enterprises President, will be honored with the James B. Flaws Lasting Legacy Award. The award is presented for demonstration of the full embodiment of United Way’s call to action through Giving, Advocating and Volunteerism, and further recognizes a person who demonstrates vision, courage and commitment to leading community-level change.

United Way will also present its Give, Advocate, and Volunteer Awards at the dinner. Award winners are: 

  • GIVE: Martin J. Curran: Marty Curran has been a generous supporter of United Way of the Southern Tier with his time, talent and treasure. As Corning Incorporated’s Executive Vice President & Innovation Officer, he has championed United Way’s annual workplace giving campaign, sharing the importance of supporting our community. Curran is immediate past chair of United Way of the Southern Tier’s board of directors and currently serves on the executive committee.

  • ADVOCATE: Eaton: Eaton Corporation’s Horseheads facility will be honored with the Advocate award for lifting up United Way of the Southern Tier priorities and, in doing so, improving the lives of children, senior citizens, and people in need in Chemung and Steuben counties.

  • VOLUNTEER: Tour de Keuka Planning Committee: John Anthony, Gina Behil, Josh Bezio, Katie Cervoni, Kristine Dale, Anis Fadul, Paul Huber, Blaine Mays, Doug Mugglin, Randy Rhoads and Robert Stanton will receive the Volunteer award for their year-round work to ensure the success of the Tour de Keuka bike ride in support of United Way of the Southern Tier.

Tickets for the dinner are $80 each and available online, until April 19 or sold out. Seating is limited.

United Way is grateful to our 2024 dinner sponsors, including: Siemens Energy, The Hilliard Corporation, Corning Incorporated Emerging Innovations Group, Kennedy Valve, Chemung Canal Trust Company, Socha Financial Group, IBEW Local 139, Angela and Tymon Daniels, Hale Roofing Inc., John G. Ullman & Associates, and MMB + CO.

For more information, please contact United Way Director of Communications and Community Engagement Lois Wilson by email or at 607-377-5834.