1.29.18 Each year, the departments of Lorain County Government have a friendly competition to see which department can raise the most in support of United Way of Greater Lorain County’s work. The department that wins the competition receives a traveling trophy called the Caring Cup with their department name and year engraved on the trophy and keeps the trophy on display throughout the year.
This year’s winner was the Lorain County Recorder’s Office with a per capita donation amount of $62.80. The Recorder’s Office was also the only department with 100 percent participation.
Lorain County Recorder Judy Nedwick was presented with the Caring Cup by United Way of Greater Lorain County executive director Bill Harper and Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass, who chairs the competition, at a ceremony held in the Recorder’s office Monday morning.
“It’s fun to have a little friendly competition and the United Way is a great way to give back to the community,” said Nedwick. “We are excited to display the Caring Cup throughout the year and know we’ll have to step up our competition to keep the cup here next year.”
This is the second year of the Caring Cup, which was a personal donation by Snodgrass as a way to energize the campaign. The Lorain County Treasurer’s Office won the competition in its first year.
“Lorain County is one of the largest employers in our community so this competition is a fun way to engage the employees from all of the different departments in the work of United Way, and we are thankful for every person and department that got involved this year,” said Harper. “Judy has been a loyal donor to United Way for over 25 years and we appreciate her dedication and leadership and are grateful to her and the entire staff in the Recorder’s Office for their support in winning the competition this year.”
Finishing next behind the Recorder’s were the Treasurer’s Office, the Auditor’s Office and Lorain County Public Health, which also raised the largest dollar amount for any department.
This year’s total Lorain County Government campaign increased by three percent for a total of $19,463, which rates as a top 20 campaign in Lorain County.