Brent Buckley Announced United Way of Lake County's Community Campaign Close

Campaign Chair, Brent Buckley, Managing Partner of the law firm, Buckley King, closed United Way of Lake County's 2015 Community Giving Campaign at Its Annual Meeting on April 21, 2016

Mentor, OH, April 27, 2016 --( United Way of Lake County's (UWLC) 2015 Campaign Chair, Brent Buckley, Managing Partner of the law firm, Buckley King, closed the 2015 annual community giving campaign at UWLC's Annual Meeting held on April 21, 2016.

Event highlights included:

Special guest speaker, Tiger LaVerde, head football coach of the Kirtland High School Hornets, 2015 State Champions

Recognition of outgoing board members: Joe Cocozzo; Bill Horvath; Dr. Jackie Hoynes; John Petric; Tom Roseum; Tom Ruffner; and Phil Cassella

Annual awards recipients:

*Gus Gehring Award -- Dave Wiles of CT Consultants (2015 Board Chair)
*Matt Logies Award -- Gabe Rhoads of The Lubrizol Company (2016 Board Chair)
*Woman Leader of the Year Award -- Angi McMichael of Eaton Corporation
*Young Leader of the Year Award -- Tony Brzytwa of The Lubrizol Company

Campaign Chair, Brent Buckley, presented UWLC's community impact statement noting that nearly 170,000 people in Lake County benefit from UWLC funded programs.

UWLC's 2015 campaign was severely impacted when the United Way of Greater Cleveland decided to terminate a long-standing agreement that had been in place to recognize and give back to UWLC donations made by Lake County residents working in Cuyahoga County. As a result of the $1 million loss, UWLC's program allocation pool has declined commensurately, making community support more critical than ever. Those who desire to help improve lives in Lake County were asked to choose UWLC as their way to give back. If donors contribute through their workplace, to be sure to designate their donations to UW of Lake County.

UWLC is focused on creating measurable improvements in the lives of its citizens, and creating a lasting change to the issues facing Lake County. The organization does this by funding community programs that help meet the goals in three focus areas: education, income and health, and believes these to be the building blocks of a good life.

The Lake County community depends on UWLC and it is only successful when the community works together. Giving to UWLC is the best way to help the most people.
Buckley King
Susan M. Bielawski