The United Way of the Bradford Area will honor the Bradford Area School District with the Red Feather volunteer award at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 29th, officials announced today.
“The School District has been – and continues to be – an asset to the United Way in several facets,” said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis. “Aside from the financial contributions made by faculty and staff (which increased more than 50% over last year’s totals), the District works hard at every level to implement a knowledge of our community within our students, and promotes heavily the notion of giving back.
“Additionally, we have been fortunate to work closely with students through the Ambassador Program, as well as Service League activities,” said Davis.
The Red Feather award was implemented to honor outstanding individuals and/or businesses who have made an impact on United Way, and the local community as a whole, through their day-to-day selfless attitude and commitment to exemplify the organization’s mission of enhancing the quality of life in the greater Bradford area.
“From a committee standpoint, members of our Board of Directors dissected the ‘meaning’ of the Red Feather, and could list several ways in which the School District was applicable,” said Davis. “We want to adequately express our appreciation to everyone within the District for their support of the local United Way, and we’re proud to be able to honor them this way.”
Assistant Superintendent, Sam Johnson, said, “It is a great honor to receive the Red Feather and to be associated with the outstanding individuals and businesses who previously received this award.”
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the local United Way, with the celebration to kick-off at Red Feather and continue throughout the rest of the year.
“It’s quite an accomplishment for our organization to be acknowledging such a milestone,” said Davis. “I know throughout our community there are several great organizations who have been around as long, or longer, than we have, which is a true testament to the great work that was started decades ago, and which has evolved into what we do today.”
The Red Feather luncheon will be held in the Mukaiyama University Room at the University of Pittsburgh Bradford, beginning at 12:00 pm. The cost is $25 per person, and reservations may be made through April 22nd by calling Mandi Wilton Davis at 368-6181 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.