United Way Honors Brown-Daub Dealerships with PPL LIVE UNITED Award for Decades of Improving Quality of Life

Allentown, PA, March 28, 2023 – United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) will honor Brown-Daub Dealerships with the PPL LIVE UNITED Award for their significant contribution toward improving the quality of life of those in need across the region. The award will be presented at United Way Celebration of Caring on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 while honoring donors, volunteers and partners united to build a stronger, healthier and more thriving community.

“Celebration of Caring recognizes the transformative and collective impact of United Way donors, volunteers and partners made to better the lives of well over 130,000 people this year,” said David Lewis, President, UWGLV.

Presented by Crayola, this event honors organizations and individuals who have made a significant impact through the annual United Way campaign chaired by Vince Sorgi, president and CEO of PPL Corporation, and Ashley Russo, president and owner of ASR Media Productions and their spouses, Michelle Sorgi and Joe Russo, M.D.

Brown-Daub Dealerships will receive United Way’s highest honor, the PPL LIVE UNITED Award. This award is presented to an organization or company whose engagement in the Lehigh Valley community results in a significant contribution toward improving the quality of life for those in need, demonstrates community leadership and also encourages its employees to lead. Owned and operated by long-time United Way supporters Andy and Tom Daub, Brown-Daub is one of UWGLV’s most dedicated partners and champions for education initiatives, particularly in the Easton area. In addition to running workplace campaigns in seven dealerships, Brown-Daub has donated our grand prize incentive for donors of a new car or $10,000 cash for the past eight years.

“The PPL LIVE UNITED Award is our organization’s highest honor, and Brown-Daub has been one of our most dedicated partners for decades. They continuously find innovative ways to engage their employees and community to dig deep to make a true impact in our community. Brown-Daub exemplifies what it means to ‘LIVE UNITED’,” said David Lewis, President, UWGLV.

The following awardees will also be honored during Celebration of Caring: 

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission – Community Builder Award
Presented to an individual or organization that supports United Way in its community-building efforts, encourages cooperation, contributes talent and resources to further partnerships, creates a common ground and perseveres in the face of challenges.

Tony Salvaggio and Tom and Destiny Salvaggio – Campaign Chairs’ Award
Presented to a partner that has demonstrated leadership and innovation during United Way’s campaign and an ability to increase awareness throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Greater Easton Development Partnership – Air Products Leonard Pool Impact Award
Presented by Air Products, the Leonard Pool Impact Award recognizes a nonprofit organization that demonstrates commitment to exceptional community leadership, outstanding stewardship of community resources, active and meaningful volunteer engagement and strategic impact on the Lehigh Valley community.

Gregg Potter, Capital Blue Cross – Labor Achievement Award
Presented to an individual member of organized labor whose volunteer efforts significantly advance the work of United Way and labor.

Valued community partners in sponsorship for this year’s Celebration of Caring include: 
Presenting sponsor – Crayola 
Platinum sponsor – PPL Corp.
Silver sponsor – Air Products
Bronze sponsors – Capital Blue Cross, Fulton Bank, Just Born Quality Confections, Olympus Corporation
Pearl sponsor – Members 1st Federal Credit Union
In-kind sponsors – ASR Media Productions, Rich Mar Florist, Working Dog Press