United Way Donors and Incentive Prize Winners Donate $10,000 Cash Prize provided by the Brown-Daub Family of Dealerships to Ukraine Relief Fund
$10,000 donation will support United Way’s United for Ukraine Global Fund and World Central Kitchen
Easton, PA – On March 18, United Way supporters Tom and Marion Edwards, of Center Valley, were presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the Brown-Daub Family of Dealerships. The Edwards are the grand incentive prize winners of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s (UWGLV) 2021-22 Campaign.
“We’re really excited to support United Way and the community. If it weren’t for the dedication and participation of our employees who have increased their giving through the COVID-19 pandemic, we wouldn’t be able to offer these incentive prizes,” said Laura Lueders, Corporate Charity Officer, Brown-Daub.
Long-standing supporters of United Way and the community, the Edwards will donate the prize to United Way’s United for Ukraine Global Fund and World Central Kitchen to support Ukraine relief. “There’s a lot of need here in the local community, but due to current world events, we determined we’re going to donate to Ukrainian relief. That is the greatest human need right now,” stated Tom Edwards, when asked why they decided to donate their prize.
Brown-Daub has been a United Way Cornerstone Society member for over a decade and supports many United Way events throughout the year. United Way Cornerstone Society consists of 20 generous and deeply committed partners that help our community with annual contributions of $100,000 or more. For the past 8 years, Brown-Daub has provided a significant incentive prize of $10,000 cash or a new vehicle for donors who contributed to the campaign at a certain level, which encouraged individuals to give more.
As an Air Products retiree, Edwards’ donation will be matched by the Air Products Foundation, which matches all contributions of its employees and retirees to maximize the impact.
“Dedicated partners like Air Products and Brown-Daub are the cornerstones of our community and we’re extremely thankful for the huge impact their organizations, employees and retirees have made throughout the community for decades,” stated Paul Hurd, Chief Development Officer, UWGLV.
“We’re proud and impressed by the Edwards’ generosity and Air Products’ match to such a great cause,” Lueders added.
Individuals who became an Everyday Hero by contributing at least $365 to UWGLV’s 2021-2022 campaign became eligible to win one of three incentive prizes.
- Grand Prize: $10,000 provided by the Brown-Daub Family of Dealerships, presented to Tom and Marion Edwards
- First Prize: $2,500 in Wegmans gift cards, presented to Jason Mengel of Buckeye Partners;
- Second Prize: A Martin Guitar valued at $2,229 courtesy of C.F. Martin & Co., presented to Graham Christensen of Lutron Electronics.
“Thank you to Brown-Daub, Wegmans and Martin Guitar for encouraging the spirit of giving and for their continued support of UWGLV,” added Hurd.
Brown-Daub has grown from a single Chrysler Plymouth franchise purchased in 1936 by William J Daub and Thomas M. Brown into the Lehigh Valley’s largest auto group. Currently led by the third generation owner, Thomas A. Daub, Brown-Daub is celebrating 86 years of servicing and supporting the community with its 9 new car franchises, commercial truck center, and auto body repair shop. For more information, please visit www.browndaub.com.
About World Central Kitchen
Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 60 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world. WCK’s Resilience Programs strengthen food and nutrition security by training chefs and school cooks; advancing clean cooking practices; and awarding grants to farms, fisheries, and small food businesses while also providing educational and networking opportunities. Learn more at wck.org.