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Gunlocke Receives Top Honors for United Way Efforts

Furniture giant walks away with both Pinnacle Award and New Donor Participation Award


Gunlocke receives two awards from the United Way for the fundraising efforts last year.

Gunlucke's Karen Valle Accepts United Way Award

WAYLAND, NY – Contract furniture industry leader The Gunlocke Company received top honors from the United Way of the Southern Tier in upstate New York for its outstanding performance in United Way’s 2011 Community Campaign.

Gunlocke received the Pinnacle Award, the highest recognition possible, for increasing its total campaign by 41 percent, raising $79,279 for United Way in 2011. The company also received the New Donor Participation Award, which recognizes the organization whose campaign includes the highest percentage of new donors. Gunlocke added 81 new United Way campaign donors in 2011.

 “At Gunlocke, we truly believe in giving back to the community where we live and work,” says Gunlocke President Don Mead. “The United Way campaign is an excellent way that we can come together as a company and provide immense support to a variety of organizations in our region.”

Mead and Gunlocke United Way Campaign Coordinator Karen Valle accepted the awards at the United Way of the Southern Tier’s recent 2011 Campaign Celebration banquet.