Congratulations to our 2022 Tocqueville Society Award Recipients, Andy and Karen Gallina! Their support for United Way spans more than two decades, as does their community volunteerism and leadership.
Together, they chaired the Tocqueville Society in 2015 and 2016, sponsoring the Tocqueville Society challenge grant in 2015. They are current members of the Tocqueville cabinet and help secure thousands of dollars in gifts each year. Andy has also served on the annual Campaign cabinet, and Karen is a current steering committee member of Women United. In 2019, Karen and Andy, along with their adult children, Lauren, Rob, and Evan, chaired the annual community campaign sponsoring a $100,000 challenge grant. Their engagement with United Way runs deep and has led to an incredible impact through the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have helped raise.
Their commitment to community also includes leadership with several other organizations in Rochester. Since 2005, Karen has served on the board of governors at the Al Sigl Community of Agencies. She is also a board member of Rochester Regional Health System since 2001 and a trustee at Blessed Sacrament Church since 2009.
Andy has been a board member of the Memorial Art Gallery, serving as president from 2005-2010. He has also been a board chair with the YMCA of Greater Rochester, Nazareth College, and Rochester Business Alliance.
Karen and Andy have received special recognition for their work in the community. Andy was recently inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame, and Andy and Karen received the Rotary Award in 2016. United Way is proud to present to them the prestigious Tocqueville Society Award. They were nominated and voted on by fellow Tocqueville Society members. Thank you, members, for your participation in this process and thank you, Karen and Andy, for your devotion to our community. You honor your hometown each and every day with your work to build a more robust, greater Rochester for all. Cheers!