During its Annual Meeting and Luncheon today, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) was proud to present its first annual “UWM Campaign Recognition Awards:” “Volunteer Organization of the Year,” “New Business Partner of the Year” and “Corporate Partner of the Year.” UWM created the “UWM Campaign Recognition Awards” to honor the approximately 700 organizations that invested in our community through the UWM 2017 campaign.

During the event, UWM also reported back to the community, shared goals for future impact and celebrated its 2018 “Citizens of the Year” – Paul and Annette Smith. Gerry and Bruce Lauritzen, the 2017 “Citizens of the Year,” presented the award to the Smiths.

More than 500 people were in attendance at the meeting, which was emceed by Ariel Roblin, president & general manager of KETV NewsWatch7.

The winners of the “UWM Campaign Recognition Awards” were as follows:

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