Leaders, donors gather for United Way ceremony _lowres

Photo provided by Kendall C. Hebert -- Gathering May 7 at a breakfast honoring the recipients of the Capital Area United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award, from left, are Darrin Goss Sr., president/CEO, Capital Area United Way; Donna Saurage, Capital Area United Way’s 2015 Alexis de Tocqueville Award recipient; Susan and Richard Lipsey, 2014 Alexis de Tocqueville Award recipients; and Mike Albano, Capital Area United Way board chairman.

More than 70 top-level executives, United Way board members and donors gathered May 7 for the Corporate and Community Leaders Impact Breakfast hosted by Capital Area United Way and sponsored by CB&I.

The agency’s 90 years of history and impact were highlighted during a talk by Darrin Goss Sr., president/CEO of Capital Area United Way.

Richard and Susan Lipsey, who were named last year’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award recipients, presented this year’s award to Donna and the late Norman Saurage. The award was presented for their philanthropic outreach, loyalty, leadership and creativity in the local community, a news release said.

“We stabilize individuals and families with their most basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and medical needs or crises; this is the foundation of our work,” said Goss. “We strengthen communities in education, income stability and healthy living in the areas of education, income stability and healthy living; this is the focus of our work.”

For information on Capital Area United Way, call (225) 383-2643 or email info@CAUW.org.