3.26.19 – 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. The winning department keeps the trophy on display in their office throughout the year.
This year’s winner was the Lorain County Treasurer’s Office with a per capita donation amount of $82.56. The Treasurer’s Office was also the only department with 100 percent participation.
“The county is one of the largest employers in our community and their support of United Way is instrumental in powering our work that helps so many local people get back on their feet,” said United Way of Greater Lorain County executive director Bill Harper.
Lorain County Treasurer employees Lisa Dawson and B.J. Ries were 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 at the Lorain County Administration Building on Tuesday afternoon.
This is the third year of the Caring Cup, which was a personal donation by Snodgrass as a way to energize the campaign. The trophy spent the first year with the Treasurer’s Office and last year with the Recorder’s Office before returning to the Treasurer this year.
“We’re so appreciative of Craig Snodgrass for chairing this fun competition between the county departments and are thankful for Dan Talarek’s leadership and the loyal support of the entire Treasurer’s Office as they once again will get to display the Caring Cup.”
Finishing next behind the Treasurer’s Office were the Recorder’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 raised $17,586.10, which rates as a top 20 campaign in Lorain County.