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United Way Honors Three With Annual Awards

United Way of York County recognizes 2020 Annual Award winners
 
United Way of York County was pleased to recognize three outstanding volunteers with awards at its Annual Meeting on Monday, June 21, 2021. The Annual Awards celebrate the dedicated volunteer leadership and the partnerships that help us to #LiveUnited as we work to build a stronger, caring community.
 
Below are the 2020 United Way of York County award winners:
 
Allison Siegelman, Distinguished Service Award
 
Allison Siegelman came to York in 1989 with her husband, Bryan Siegelman, DDS, of the Periodontal and Implant Center of York. After graduating from Muhlenberg College in 1984, Allison became one of the youngest Vice Presidents and Certified Financial Planners with Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. After 15 years in the financial advising business, she dedicated herself to full-time motherhood and community volunteerism. Allison has served United Way of York County in a many impactful roles: As a member of our Board of Directors and Finance Committee, a volunteer with our Allocations process to distribute dollars raised through the United Way of York County Impact Fund, a member of Women United, and Chair of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society Cabinet — and now, most recently, as a member of the 1921 Legacy Circle Committee. 
 
Outside of her United Way involvement, Allison is a member of the Jewish Community of Central Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees, Steering and Investment Committees, Chair of the Dental Auxiliary of York County, a member of the York Suburban Education Foundation’s Finance Committee, a former campaign chair and board member of Congregation Temple Beth Israel, and a recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award from the York Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA.  United Way of York County and our community as a whole is stronger because of her efforts, and we are proud to recognize Allison with the 2020 Distinguished Service Award.
 
Natalee Colón, Community Building Award
 
Natalee Colón joined the York Water Company 10 years ago and currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources. A graduate of Harrisburg High School, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Master’s degree in Business Administration from York College of Pennsylvania.  Natalee has continued to grow and expand her education by graduating from Leadership York’s Leadership Training Program and Mentorship York program. Beyond her work, Natalee is actively engaged in the community and volunteers on many non-profit boards and committees, including Logos Academy, Appell Center for the Performing Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and York County Community Foundation’s Grant Distribution Committee. 
 
Natalee is a member of United Way of York County's Board of Directors. When renewed calls for racial equity and social justice echoed through York County last summer and UWYC renewed its commitment to creating a community where every person can thrive, Natalee stepped up to chair our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. Her leadership has resulted in several opportunities to raise up education as a cornerstone to understanding the history of systemic racism in our country, community, and organization. Through the Task Force and strategic planning, Natalee is driving UWYC to continue to engage the entire community in our community-building work. We are pleased to present Natalee with the 2020 Community Building Award.
 
Hunter Mink, Volunteer of the Year
 
Hunter Mink, CPA, CCIFP is a partner in the Audit Services Group of RKL LLP.  A graduate of York College of Pennsylvania and a native Yorker, Hunter is extremely active in the community. In addition to his years serving on United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, Hunter Mink had the distinct honor of serving as our Campaign Chair in one of the most challenging years in our history. Hunter worked closely with the United Way team, Campaign Cabinet and other United Way volunteers to help pivot the campaign’s approach in light of the pandemic with a goal of helping as many families and individuals as possible. 
 
Hunter also serves in numerous other volunteer and leadership capacities including as past president and a member of the Board of Directors of Rotary Club of York – East, a member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee Chair for the Farm & Natural Lands Trust, and a member of the finance committee of the York County Economic Alliance. He has graduated from Leadership York’s Future Leaders of York and Leadership Training Program and has been recognized as a Central Penn Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award recipient. His commitment to York County and strong leadership for United Way of York County and many long-standing nonprofits is truly an indication of his service to others. We are proud to recognize Hunter Mink as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year.
 
“Our valued volunteers are critical to the impact that United Way has in our community, and this has been especially apparent in a year in which York County was challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic disruption, and energized by calls for social and racial justice,” said Anne Druck, President, United Way of York County. “Among more than 2,000 individuals who gave their time, energy and talents to our organization in the past year, these individuals stand out as tremendous examples of what it means to go above and beyond. Thank you for your service to United Way and to York County.”
 
 
 
About United Way of York County
 
For 100 years, United Way of York County has worked in the York County community to improve people’s lives. It began as The York Welfare Federation, an organization that raised funds on behalf of 17 member agencies.  Today, as United Way of York County, the mission of raising community funds remains the same, but the strategies have evolved in order to meet the growing and changing needs of people living in York County.
 
United Way has adapted over the years and now collaborates with other public and private organizations to engage the community in addressing the complex issues facing York County. By developing initiatives that get at the root causes of these issues, United Way and its partners find solutions and fund programs that improve the lives of nearly 60,000 people annually in York County. Through gifts to the Impact Fund, United Way is able to invest those dollars into 64 programs supported by 34 Partner Agencies. These programs address human services needs across three Focus Areas: Education, Health, and Economic Mobility. This enables United Way to tackle the immediate and continuing needs of York County families and individuals and to create real, lasting change that matters to you and our community.
 
 

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United Way of York County