Our 2023 Annual Community Celebration

In 2023, we celebrate 103 years of helping those most in need in central Massachusetts. The United Way brings people together to build strong communities where everyone can get a quality education, a good job, and live a healthy life.  But we are not able to do this work alone:  United Way unites people, organizations, and communities in purpose. Together we mobilize resources swiftly and purposefully to address needs and make life better for every person in our community.

Our 2023 Awardees:

De Tocqueville Award: Carol and Michael Sleeper
 Stoddard Award: Mirick O’Connell
 Coghlin Community Service Award: Seeds of Hope Shelter/Open Sky Community Services, Blessed Sacrament Church, and the City of Worcester Department of Health & Human Services
• Orville Harrold Award: Judi Kirk, Ed Madaus, Anh Vu Sawyer

 Labor Award: Douglas Belanger, United Food & Commercial Workers – Local 1445

• Volunteer of the Year Awards: Liz Estabrooks, Daniela LeBlanc, Shrewsbury High Class of 2023 Volunteers

Link To Our Virtual Program Booklet

Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Anna Maria College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Country Bank
  • Franklin Realty Advisors/Front Street Associates
  • Mirick O’Connell
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Spectrum Health Systems
  • Stowe & Degon
  • The Hanover Insurance Group Inc.
  • Webster Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Westfield Capital Management
  • Worcester Red Sox Baseball Club

Supporter Sponsors:

  • Atlas Distributing, Inc.
  • Central Massachusetts Labor Agency
  • Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.
  • Committee to Re-Elect Jim McGovern
  • Eaton/Wright Line
  • Open Sky Community Services
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • St. John’s High School
  • Worcester County Orthopedics, LLP
  • Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Worcester State University
  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts