PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Lewis J. Critelli, Villaume Foundation board member; Jon Villaume, Villaume Foundation board member; and Dan Nowakowski, Campaign Manager for the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.

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For Immediate Release

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Receives Grant from Villaume Foundation

Honesdale, PA – The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation announced that the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties was selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2017 community grant awards. Dan Nowakowski, Campaign Manager for the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, received a check in the amount of $10,000.00 from Villaume Foundation board members, Lewis J. Critelli and Jon Villaume.

The United Way’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties by serving as a catalyst for community problem-solving. All funds raised in Wayne County will remain designated for the residents of Wayne County. The Villaume Foundation grant will be used for the United Way’s Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS) in Wayne County. This program is designed to help seniors self-manage chronic conditions in an effort to help avoid unplanned or emergency medical visits. For more information about this and other programs offered by the United Way, please visit their website at www.uwlc.net.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives, John and Helen Villaume, is dedicated to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Lewis J. Critelli, Villaume Foundation board member; Jon Villaume, Villaume Foundation board member; and Dan Nowakowski, Campaign Manager for the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.

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