2018 Campaign Awards & Recognition
Each year, we recognize individuals and teams who show outstanding leadership in their company's United Way campaign in the categories of small employer (under 150 employees), medium employer (151-499 employees), and large employer (500 or more employees).
Menasha Corporation experienced a campaign increase of nearly 24% and growth of Emerging Leader and Leadership Giving levels led by Kelly Ulmen, Lisa Sharratt, CEO Jim Kotek and a fantastic team. Thank you to everyone at Menasha Corporation.
Community First Credit Union
Community First Credit Union used fresh ideas and innovation to raise awareness about our community challenges, how United Way helps tackle those challenges and in turn, increased their campaign by 12%. Community First also championed amazing Emerging Leader growth within their company. Thank you to Craig Gloudemans, Heather Smarzinski, Laurie Butz, Cathy Tierney and everyone on the campaign team at Community First Credit Union.
Azco Inc. coordinated an education effort that was supported from the top down, inspiring many of their employees to give; a truly invigorating campaign! Well done and thank you to Barb Baker, John Trottier and everyone at Azco Inc.
Kimberly-Clark, our largest community supporter, has had years of fantastic achievements and wanted to inspire other companies to share in that success. In 2003, Kimberly-Clark created two traveling awards that recognize other companies conducting outstanding campaigns. These awards recognize companies for greatest increase of employee participation and greatest increase of employee giving.
The Kimberly-Clark Employee Participation Award
The K-C Participation Award is based on increase in participation for companies with a minimum of 100 employees and 25% employee participation in the past year's campaign. With around 1,200 employees, Alta Resources' participation increased 20% this year. Thank you to Dave Quandt, Teri Koski and Jim Beré for rallying the team in 2018 and achieving a 70% participation level.
The Kimberly-Clark Employee Giving Award
The K-C Giving Award is based on the percentage increase in employee giving with a minimum of $20,000 raised the previous year. Bemis Company increased giving by over 54% this year! Thank you to Carol Bredesen, Kim Wetzel, Melanie Miller and Fred Stephan for all your hard work and dedication.
United Way Fox Cities also recognizes the company with the largest increase in Leadership and Emerging Leaders giving.
Leadership Giving/Emerging Leader Award
Menasha Corporation's number of leadership givers increased by almost 80% and their Emerging Leaders jumped 127% from 22 to 50, exhibiting significant growth in both learning and investing in our community. Thank you to everyone at Menasha Corporation.
We are fortunate to have so many strong corporate partners who demonstrate outstanding commitment year after year. This year we honor three of these special companies for their sustained excellence to United Way Fox Cities.
Sustained Excellence Awards
Morton's campaign total increased over 91% and they continue to grow year after year; whether it be an increase in employee giving, corporate giving, average gift per employee, or leadership giving. Thank you to Dave Morton, Kate Springborn and everone at Morton LTC.
YMCA of the Fox Cities
The YMCA of the Fox Cities has a unique role as both a leader in campaign performance each year and also as a United Way partner agency. Thank you to Jan Davey, Bill Breider and everyone at the YMCA of the Fox Cities.
Great Northern Corporation
Great Northern Corporation saw a 25% increase in leadership giving. They are dedicated to continually educating their workforce about their role as change makers in the community. Thank you to Heather Schulze, Brian Kaufmann and everyone at Great Northern Corporation.