Andy Daub, Senior Partner of Brown-Daub Dealerships, won the 2017 Keystone Spirit of United Way Award at the Statewide Tocqueville Society Reception at SteelStacks last night.
Daub was nominated alongside other philanthropists and community leaders throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He was selected from 68 United Ways in the Commonwealth for his generosity, advocacy, and commitment to improving the lives of Pennsylvania residents. Lee Butz, last year’s Keystone Award winner, presented the award to Daub in front of nearly 200 other Tocqueville Society members and United Way representatives from around the state.
Daub and his wife Carolyn are longtime United Way supporters and have been members of Tocqueville Society for 15 years. In addition to his personal philanthropy, Daub also gives to many charities through Brown-Daub Dealerships. He leads a United Way campaign at Brown-Daub that boasts nearly 90 percent participation among employees.
Daub also received United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s inaugural 2017 Tocqueville Society Humanitarian Award, which qualified him for the statewide philanthropy award.
“We are very lucky to have Andy in our United Way family,” said David Lewis, President of UWGLV. “He is a true example of what it means to LIVE UNITED, and we are grateful for everything he does and continues to do for our community.”
Daub encourages his employees to volunteer in the community throughout the year, particularly at United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Day of Caring (this year on June 21). For the past few years, Brown-Daub Dealership employees have spent Day of Caring volunteering at Children’s Home of Easton, a non-profit agency providing therapeutic, campus and community-based programs for trouble youths from dysfunctional families.
“I’ve been blessed to have great people working for me, people who felt the way I did and have been willing to step up to the plate to be very supportive of United Way,” said Daub. “Our people are involved in the community and that’s very important to me.”
During his decades of supporting UWGLV, Daub has served in many volunteer leadership roles to influence others to give. He served as a Board member, a Tocqueville Society Cabinet member, and a Campaign Cabinet member. During his time as a Campaign Chair for UWGLV in 2009, Daub inspired leaders throughout the Lehigh Valley to give personally, to give generous corporate gifts, and to run workplace campaigns at their companies. Because of his efforts, the 2009 campaign raised $9.4 million for the community.
In addition to his work with United Way, Daub serves on numerous boards throughout the Lehigh Valley and gives to many children-centered charities through his personal philanthropy and his business.
Daub also sponsors and supports many United Way events throughout the year, recently donating a car as an incentive prize for donors who increased their gift during the 2016 Campaign, which encouraged many people to dig deep and give more.
“Andy is truly one of the best,” said Lewis. “He is a tremendous humanitarian, and his work with United Way will impact children and families throughout our community for years to come.”
Click here for a video of Andy Daub speaking about the joy of giving.