United Way Foundation honors Crandalls for humanitarian efforts

United Way of Martin County Foundation recently honored Bob and Jan Crandall and Bill and Audrey Crandall with the 2018 Frances Langford Humanitarian Award during a reception held at Piper’s Landing Yacht and Country Club.
Both couples were honored for their ongoing philanthropic endeavors directly benefiting United Way as well as a multitude of nonprofit organizations throughout the community.  
The Crandalls have been members of the United Way Tocqueville Society for over a decade, exemplifying tremendous generosity and compassion for others. Tocqueville Society members invest $10,000 or more annually in the community through United Way. 
“All four of us feel lucky to have been part of a society which valued the common good, and we all regard philanthropy as a way to help others find the success we have been fortunate enough to achieve,” the Crandalls remarked.  “We hope our country will continue to offer everyone opportunity and want to do our part to make that happen,”
The Frances Langford Humanitarian Award reception is signature event of the United Way of Martin County Foundation, an independent public charity uniquely positioned to accept legacy gifts and build an endowment fund to meet the current and future unmet needs of Martin County. 
This prestigious award recognizes community leaders, who, like Langford, demonstrate the caring commitment and compassion for humanity in their lives and deeds. Even after her death in 2005, Frances Langford’s monumental generosity continues to make a mark on Martin County.  
Previous humanitarian award recipients include:
2011 – Robert & Carol Weissman    2015 – Douglass & Patricia Stewart
2013 – Barbara Briggs Trimble       2016 – John & Susan Sullivan
2014 – Prestley & Helen Blake       2017 – H. William Lichtenberger
The Frances Langford Humanitarian Award is a signature piece by sculptor Geoffrey C. Smith created especially for the United Way of Martin County Foundation.
Top reception sponsors included Saelzer/Atlas Wealth Management Group of Raymond James and US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.  
United Way of Martin County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change and provide support to Martin County residents by investing in programs that strive to enhance healthy living, improve education and support financial stability.
For more information about United Way of Martin County, visit www.UnitedWayMartin.org or call 772-283-4800, ext. 227.