Corning's Canton plant honored by United Way
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 9:29 am

Jamie Cox, at center, CEO of United Way of Northern New York, presents the 2019 Macsherry Family Community Spirit Award (Large Business) to Carrie Kraszewski, keft, and Tonya Ott, right, of the Corning Specialty Materials plant in Canton. Photo from UWNNY.

CANTON – The Corning Specialty Materials plant was given the United Way of Northern New York Macsherry Family Community Spirit Award for their “culture of social responsibility.”

The award was presented at the annual St. Lawrence County United Way Campaign kickoff luncheon by UWNNY CEO Jamie Cox.

“Corning has been a household name in my life since childhood, and as an adult, I’m honored to recognize their culture of social responsibility through their support of so many nonprofit organizations,” Cox said.

Over the past five years, the employees of Corning in Canton have donated over $63,000 to the United Way. And Corning added an additional $30,000 in corporate contributions, the announcement from United Way said.

“This is a significant investment by a wonderful company, and their superpower efforts truly set the standard for every business in the area,” Cox said.

Each year, the United Way of Northern New York conducts an annual fundraising campaign through individual donations, payroll deductions, and corporate donations. This year’s focus is attaining the highest return on the donor’s investment in the community through the United Way’s leadership, training of partner agencies, and funding for partner agencies. the announcement said.