Carl “Buck” Belt, Jr.
This year’s winner has been personally committed to advancing the greater good in our region for decades, and one would definitely describe this individual as being the epitome of “less fame, more gain.”
In addition to his charitable and philanthropic contributions, his businesses make a major economic contribution to our community through the hundreds of good-paying jobs that his companies provide.
These good-paying jobs are only one of the many ways that he has made a positive impact in our community; he and his companies have enhanced the overall quality of life in our region. Despite his many responsibilities with overseeing multiple companies, this individual still makes serving and giving back to the community a priority, and he serves on many regional boards and committees.
During the height of the COVID pandemic, his company was one of the first organizations to donate a generous supply of PPE—out of their own inventory—to help ensure that our health care workers at UPMC Western Maryland had the necessary PPE to protect them from the virus.
The definition of a philanthropist is a person who donates time, money, experience, skills or talent to help create a better world. Anyone who knows him would definitely agree that Carl “Buck” Belt, Jr., is definitely a philanthropist and is well deserving to be named the winner of The Greater Cumberland Committee’s 2020 “Greater Good Award.”