Perdue Farms’ Milford associates donate $42,480.50 to United Way of Delaware

Perdue Farms’ Milford operation associates donated $42,480.50 to the United Way of Delaware campaign. Pictured at the presentation (l-r) are Larry Henley, Perdue United Way campaign coordinator; Michelle Taylor, president and CEO of United Way of Delaware; Perdue associates Wanda Cordero, Kenila Pierre, Amy Stewart and Constance Dexter; and Dean Walston, director of Perdue Milford operations. SOURCE SUBMITTED
February 25, 2014

Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Milford contributed $42,480.50 to the United Way of Delaware during a recent ceremony at the Perdue facility. The campaign also includes a $3,862 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way campaign. Associates also hosted bake sales and raffles to raise funds to support the campaign.

“We are proud of our team for this accomplishment,” said Dean Walston, Perdue director of operations. “At Perdue, where teamwork is so important to our success, this is an excellent opportunity to support our community and foster teamwork throughout the facility while helping our neighbors.”

United Way of Delaware’s mission is to maximize community resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Delaware is able to support more than 100 partner agencies.

“On behalf of United Way of Delaware, I extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to our friends at Perdue for your generosity and long-standing partnership in quenching the thirst for positive and economic change throughout our communities across Delaware,” said Michelle Taylor, president and CEO of United Way of Delaware.

Learn more about Perdue Farms and its Corporate Responsibility Report at

The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. The foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of its associates live and work.

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