United Way Presents Marion Spence Award to Courtney Cox

United Way of Venango County is excited to announce that Courtney Cox is receiving the Marion Spence Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is given to an outstanding volunteer that has served United Way and the community.

Marion Spence was a devoted English and Latin teacher at Oil City High School who helped shape the lives of thousands of young people over his many years of service. Due to his inspiration and encouragement, United Way honored his legacy by creating the Marion Spence Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award in recognition of him.

Courtney moved to Franklin in January of 1987 and held a number of positions over her tenure at UPMC Northwest, ending with being the Vice President of Human Resources. She is currently EHS/HR Director at Industrial Truck and Crane in Harrisville.

Upon her arrival to our community, she volunteered to serve on the Funds Distribution Committee for United Way. She has also sat on the board of directors for 14 years and the Executive Committee for four years, two of which she was the Board President, Vice President and Secretary.

Courtney will officially receive her award and be recognized at the United Way’s Annual Celebration on April 5 at Wildcat Manor. Tickets are available for the Annual Celebration on the United Way’s website at

Past recipients of the award include: Jane Klinger (1997), Connie Dainty (2000), Linda Lusher (2002), Dennis Pascarella (2003), Pam Watkins (2007), Kathy Gatto (2014), Terri Wood (2015), Patty Feroz (2016), James Heasley (2018), and Minnie Fink (2021).

Congratulations Courtney!

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s April 2023 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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