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8 Lucky Donors Win 2016 United Way Campaign Incentive Prizes

United Way of Erie County announced the winners of the 2016 Campaign Incentive Prizes. The winners were notified in May when United Way officials and the prize sponsors surprised individuals at work.


Six lucky contributors of $156 or more to United Way during the 2016 Campaign learned they were the winners of this year’s incentive prizes:

  • Ms. Cheryl O'Leary of Custom Engineering  won two roundtrip airplane tickets courtesy of Erie International Airport, Tom Ridge Field.

  • Ms. Allison Spade won a $1,000 Citgo cash card courtesy of Country Fair.

  • Mr. Michael Zarger of Union City Area Middle/High School won two Peak’ N Peak getaways courtesy of Scott Enterprises.

  • Ms. Peggy Sventek of Better Baked Foods won the Ultimate Sports Package courtesy of the Erie BayHawks, Erie SeaWolves, & Erie Otters.

  • Mr. Dennis Grow of Schaffner Knight Minnaugh & Company won Laughs for a Year courtesy of Jr.’s Last Laugh.

  • Dr. Ken Miller of Penn State Behrend won a $3,000 Wegmans Shopping Spree courtesy of Wegmans. Dr. Miller donated a portion of his prize to the Student Hardship Fund at Penn State Behrend.    

Additionally, two step-up incentive prizes were awarded. To be eligible in this drawing, individuals must have increased their annual pledge to United Way by $26 or made a new donation of $26 or more. The winners were:

  • Mr. Curtis Sanders of Wegmans on Peach Street won Season Tickets to the Erie Playhouse courtesy of Erie Playhouse.

  • Mr. Richard Pagano of Roosevelt Middle School won a 55” HDTV courtesy of Jensen’s Target Collision.

We are already hard at work securing the incentive prizes for our 2017 campaign this fall!
Give to United Way and maybe the Prize Patrol will visit you next year!