United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) Board of Directors will host its second annual United in Impact Awards: Rising Together, on April 26. The event will be in person from 5 p.m.  to 7 p.m. at the Social Profit Center at Mill One in Hamilton with keynote speaker, Michele Siekerka, President & CEO, NJBIA.

The annual event celebrates community champions who demonstrate leadership, passion, and a commitment to a thriving and equitable community in their everyday life. This year UWGMC celebrates  Jeannine Cimino, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer of William Penn Bank with the Live United Award; Hal English, President & CEO, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce with the Community Quarterback Award; Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson with the Advocate Award; and Rider University and Gregory G. Dell’Omo, President of Rider University with the Eugene Marsh Community Impact Award.

“It’s an honor to recognize this year’s community champions. Each talented and distinguished champion has made a difference in a wide variety of ways — from helping students achieve their dreams, supporting the economic vitality of the community, to advocating for the needs of the most vulnerable. I am humbled to work alongside these champions to make this community stronger,” said Sandra Toussaint, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Mercer County.

“We are honored to recognize these outstanding award recipients for their continuous efforts of being united in impact for the United Way of Greater Mercer County and their community as a whole,” said Erin Klebaur, President, Imbue Creative, and member of the UWGMC board of directors.

Proceeds from the event will directly provide food, rental assistance, health insurance access, tax preparation services, financial coaching, and other resources to help individuals and families get ahead. There are over 61,000 families in Mercer County struggling to make ends meet according to the United Way ALICE Report for NJ. Tickets to the event are $75, to register please visit uwgmc.org/unitedimpactawards.

Sponsors to date include Imbue Creative, NJM Insurance Group and Thomas Edison State University. For sponsorship opportunities please visit, uwgmc.org/unitedimpactawards.