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Corporate Giving and Involvement

Geffen Mesher

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette partners with companies across our region to ensure that the resources they invest in their community have a lasting and measurable impact. Whether through corporate contributions, workplace campaigns or volunteering, we help our partners leverage their resources and tell their story about why and how they serve the community.


  • We run modern, engaging workplace giving campaigns that focus on local issues.
  • We make giving easy, and customize campaigns to fit your needs. We offer the option of paper and/or online pledging. 
  • We provide local customer service, and accurate and reliable processing of donations.
  • Your employees can donate to or through United Way, allowing them to support any organization or cause they believe in.

Did you know?

  • 65 percent of employees think it is important for a company to offer the option to give to charity through payroll deduction.

Learn more about giving opportunities.


  • Through Hands On Greater Portland, our volunteer program, employees can easily sign up for volunteer opportunities that fit their interests and schedules.
  • We offer custom-built volunteer opportunities for team building and community service.

Did you know?

  • 71 percent of employees who participate in employee volunteer programs feel more positive about their company.
  • Millennials who frequently participate in workplace volunteer activities more likely to be proud, loyal and satisfied employees.
  • 87 percent of people who volunteer say that they developed teamwork and people skills; 81 percent agree that volunteering strengthens relationships among colleagues.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities.


  • We are there to ensure your commitment is valued internally and externally, both in the community and among your employees.
  • We leverage our broad network to tell the story of your company, your brand, and your employees’ community engagement.
  • We highlight our corporate partners at United Way events, in print and email communications, press releases, social media and more. 

Did you know?

  • Workplace volunteer programs are a highly visible way for businesses to make good on their commitment to corporate social responsibility.


Ready to connect with us?

Please e-mail Allison Rollison, VP Corporate Relations, at or call 503.228.9131.