Tom and Jenny Lewis
Co-Chairmen of the 2016 Campaign
The Lewis Family: Jenny, Tyler, 15, Tom and Emma, 6
A great sense of community and a foundation of business leadership are the driving forces behind 2015 Schuyler County United Way Co-chairmen Tom and Jenny Lewis of Watkins Glen.
Tom is manager of pharmacy business solutions for Wegman’s in Rochester and is familiar with United Way efforts. In addition to being active in United Way activities at Wegman’s, he’s a member of the Young Leaders’ Club of the United Way of Great Rochester.
Jenny is a third-grade teacher at Hanlon Elementary School in Odessa, whose parents, Ken and Mary Wilson, are past Schuyler County United Way campaign chairmen.
“I’m hoping to bring a lot of my United Way experience in Rochester to this community,” Tom said. “I’d like to create some lasting relationships in the county with United Way.”
“Fun” is a word the couple uses in talking about United Way. They’re planning some activities to generate more interest and participation, especially from younger Schuyler residents.
“We need greater participation rates across the board from everybody,” Tom said.
Among those who will be actively participating in this year’s campaign are the Lewis children: Tyler, 15, a 10th-grader at Watkins Glen High School, and Emma, 6, a first-grader at Cate Elementary School.
“It’s important for them to understand giving back,” Jenny said.