The Elise Kittredge Award is an annual award given in recognition of a person, or persons, who through the exceptional contribution of time, talent and/or financial resources to United Way of York County has helped our organization improve the quality of life for the people of York County in a vital and enduring way.
The Hussey Family
2016 Recipient of the Elise Kittredge Award
1997 ~ Barbara Holt
1998 ~ Mary Nobert
1999 ~ Dennis Eagleson
2000 ~ Barbara Poirier
2001 ~ James Willey, Jr.
2002 ~ John Kittredge
2003 ~ David Jagger
2004 ~ Jud Knox
2005 ~ Ted Damon
2006 ~ Joel Stevens
2007 ~ Gordon Collins, Jr.
2009 ~ George Lambert
2011~ Paul Wainman
2014~ Linda Bishop
2015~ Jim Fitzgerald
Elise Kittredge was a very special friend of United Way of York County and many other community organizations as well. A resident of Biddeford Pool, Mrs. Kittredge possessed a rich vitality, zest for life and profoundly caring spirit until her death in 1996. She strongly believed in United Way and its ability to touch many issues, organizations and people with just one gift. The impact of her generosity reached far across York County, Maine and beyond.
Elise Kittredge believed wholeheartedly that she had been blessed with good fortune and that it was her responsibility to generously share her time, talents and financial resources with those in need. Giving to others gave her tremendous joy. Yet, she gave quietly and with great humility – working behind the scenes and never seeking wide public recognition. It is our privilege to have known this fine woman and to honor her memory by paying tribute to others who emulate and demonstrate that same caring spirit through United Way of York County.
Award nominees will have demonstrated a dedicated contribution to United Way of York County in one or more of the following ways:
Time – Nominee has invested a substantial amount of time as a volunteer in United Way of York County projects/initiatives and by that involvement has clearly contributed to United Way of York County's mission and work. Nominee has set an extraordinary example of service and motivated others to follow in their footsteps.
Talent – Nominee has contributed special abilities and skills otherwise not available or affordable to United Way of York County. This contribution has helped support the organization’s mission and freed up financial/human resources for the benefit of community members served by United Way of York County’s efforts.
Financial Resources – Nominee has been a loyal and/or leadership donor to United Way of York County.