The United Way Blackhawk Region honors its own. The United Way Blackhawk Region takes time to honor volunteers during its annual meeting Wednesday at the Pontiac Convention Center in Janesville. The prestigious Geraldin Hedberg-Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award goes to 12-year United Way volunteer David Swartzentruber. United Way Marketing director Rick West presented the first ever "Live United" award to Janesville-based Data Dimensions. The United Way Blackhawk Region has a little way to go to meet its most recent fundraising goal. 2013 Campaign Chair Tom Spilde told a crowd, of more than 200 supporters gathered for breakfast at the Pontiac Convention Center in Janesville, the fund drive is at about 96% of goal. The 2014 campaign will be launched with a day of caring on September 17th.