• United Way Celebrates Community with 19th Annual Holiday Ball

    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES) recently held their 19th Annual Holiday Ball at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD, raising over $182,000 through sponsorships, a virtual auction and  other event activities. Randy Scott, from Froggy 99.9’s Whiskey and Randy Show, returned as the evening’s emcee.  Guests enjoyed live music by Gold City, a delicious gourmet dinner along with specialty drinks, treats and late-night fare presented by the Hyatt.  

     “Sharing the positive change our donors, partners and volunteers drive in our community is worth celebrating, and this event is the perfect way to usher in the season of giving and build needed support for our neighbors as we head into 2023,” shared Pam Gregory, President/CEO of UWLES.  “We are so thankful for the sponsors, donors and volunteers who make this event successful. Special thanks goes to our Holiday Ball committee, led by co-chairs Rush Stehley and Briana Mattern, who work alongside UWLES staff to make the holiday magic happen.  We can’t wait to make it even more special for our 20th Annual Ball next December.”

    This event was made possible by the 2022 Holiday Ball Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina; Gold Sponsors – Avery Hall Insurance Group, Downtown Bridal, M&T Bank, Salisbury University, The Bank of Delmarva, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Silver Sponsors – Delmarva Power Exelon, Hebron Savings Bank, Holloway Funeral Home, Mark Rudnick, Ocean Downs Casino, Perdue Farms, Pohanka of Salisbury, Sonya Whited, Taustin Group, TidalHealth, and  The Law Offices of James A. List; Bronze Sponsors – Atlantic General Hospital, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, and Mr. & Mrs. Chris Perdue; Titanium Sponsors - Kuhn’s Jewelers, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and Peninsula Imaging; Cobalt Sponsors – Amy Hasson, Honorable & Mrs. Brett Wilson, JAStrand Consulting, Pallet Masters, and SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate; and Auction Partner -  AmFund American Fundraising Foundation. 

    The 20th Annual Holiday Ball will be on December 2, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort.  For additional information, visit www.uwles.org or call 410-742-5143.
    About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore: 
    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), now in its 78th year of local service, harnesses the power of our community to advance health, education and financial stability for all neighbors in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. UWLES and their community partners help empower Lower Shore residents by addressing barriers for better health, supporting educational success for learners of all ages, and strengthening economic security for local households. UWLES provides direct services, collaborates with stakeholders, and supports dozens of local nonprofits to strengthen the entire community, impacting 1 in every 3 neighbors annually. Through the Get Connected Volunteer Center, UWLES connects over 140 nonprofits with community members who want to get involved.  For more information on United Way or to help make a difference visit: www.uwles.org, or https://linktr.ee/uwles for links to all things UWLES.