It is Autumn – which means one thing at UGI Energy Services – United Way kickoff time is here! We are pleased to welcome our 28th consecutive year of donating to this charitable organization, here in the area that we live and work.
As 2022 comes to a close, we would like to take some time and reflect on the United Way activities UGI Energy Services employees had participated in over the last year. UGIES President, Joe Hartz and his wife Dana were this year’s United Way of Berks County Co-Chairs, so it was a monumental year for our team in the community.
The United Way of Berks County has recently announced its 2022 Campaign Co-Chairs – UGI Energy Services President, Joe Hartz and his wife, Dana Hartz! Joe and Dana Hartz have a long history of supporting the community by volunteering, advocating, and making financial contributions. Together they have participated in United Way volunteer events to pack meals to help prevent hunger in Berks County. During the pandemic, Joe volunteered at food pantries throughout Berks County, to distribute food to those less fortunate. Volunteering is equally important for Dana. Every morning during the week, you will find her exercising shelter dogs at the Animal Rescue League. Their home has become a forever home to many homeless animals. They have played active roles in making the community a better place.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season draws near, it is a perfect time to reflect on all we have to be grateful. This is the time of year to count our blessings, and give back to those that may not have the same advantages that we do. Supporting our local communities through the United Way is one of the ways UGI Energy Services employees give back. From providing monetary donations to volunteering, hundreds of thousands of people in Berks County are served through 80 programs at 33 partner agencies supported by the United Way. Each year, UGI Energy Services campaigns to raise money to support the United Way. The campaign includes a loaned campaign specialist (LCS) from our business, giving out incentives to encourage donations, creating videos on why we should donate, and more. As the year comes to a close, the final results of our United Way campaign are here!
At UGI Energy Services, we value the work we do in the community through our incredible employees. We work closely with organizations like the United Way to determine where we can help in the places where we live and work. One program in particular is close to our hearts. Read more about which program it is, below!
UGI Energy Services’ employees recently joined the Emerging Leaders United team of the United Way of Berks County to collect an assortment of primary and preventative care supplies for Tower Health’s Street Medicine Program. Organized by fellow employee and ELU cabinet member, Heather Ayala, this collection of items will be used to help individuals in the areas around our corporate headquarters in Reading, PA.
On Monday, June 14, 2021, UGI Energy Services hosted its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting the United Way of Berks County. More than a hundred golfers joined UGI Energy Services for a beautiful late-spring day at Berkshire Country Club. UGI Energy Services thanks longtime title sponsor Price Gregory for their continued support, as well as the generous contributions of many other sponsors.
We are pleased to announce that Brad Hall, who retired as President of UGI Energy Services in 2015, and with his wife Barbara, are the recent recipients of the Wilbur H. Doran Award through the United Way of Reading and Berks County. This is the highest honor of volunteer recognition offered by the United Way. Brad and Barb have an extensive history with the United Way – serving as volunteers and leaders for the Community Impact efforts, leading the charge with the Ready.Set.READ! initiative and co-chairing the 2015 United Way campaign that raised over $10 million. If anyone deserves this award, it is this couple! As a company we could not be more proud of all they have accomplished for our community.