United Way of the Bluegrass acknowledged numerous people, organizations and companies for their efforts to improve the community at the Live United Awards on Monday night.
"United Way of the Bluegrass is improving the lives of all Central Kentuckians by investing in the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health," United Way President Bill Farmer said in a news release. "We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and people are healthy. Today, we celebrate those who have taken a stand to make a difference, those who have shown what it really means to live united."
Alice Nelson, Roszalyn Akins, Clark County Schools' Partners in Education program and JPMorgan Chase Foundation were honored for contributing to excellence in education.
For contributing to excellence in financial stability, Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Project volunteers were honored, as were the University of Kentucky College of Law and Traditional Bank.
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Urban County Councilman Jay McChord, the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program and Sherwin-Williams were honored for contributing to excellence in health.
Among other awards recipients: Lexmark International Inc. received the Live United, Top Large Company and Champions of Leadership awards; Fayette County Public Schools received the Spirit of the Bluegrass award; Dean Dorton Allen & Ford PLLC, the Samuel G. Barnes Outstanding Workplace Campaign award; Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Building a Better Community award; Messer Construction Co., Top Small Company; Fifth Third Bank, Top Medium Company; Kermit Moyer of Save-A-Lot Distribution, Outstanding Employee Campaign Coordinator; and Lori Suthon and Gloria Tyler, both of the University of Kentucky, Outstanding Community Volunteer awards.
United Way plans to acknowledge more organizations Wednesday during United Way Day at Keene land.