Workplace Giving Campaigns
United Way's Community Giving Campaign in local workplaces is about bringing people together to tackle our community's most difficult issues because no one person or organization can do it alone. Whether you're a small business, major corporation, or even a nonprofit, you can join over 1,000 local businesses and organizations that run workplace campaigns each year.
Participating in the United Way Community Giving Campaign in your workplace gives organizations and their employees the opportunity to learn about our community's needs and give them a convenient opportunity to get involved.
We partner with a wide variety of businesses in many different industries and recognize individuals and organizations that run excellent campaigns at our yearly Celebration of Caring event.
Every workplace campaign is different and can be shaped around your organization's culture. Setting up and running a campaign is simple and we can help you every step of the way.
We can help you set up your campaign so that employees can contribute through payroll deductions or easy-to-use online tools. Many companies double their impact by matching their employees' giving dollar for dollar.
Our goal is to help people move from challenges to success and build a stable life. Like your business, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is about partnerships, setting goals, efficiency and accountability. Here's why a partnership with United Way makes sense:
United Way featured Longshore workers in MAX Train advertising.
- It is a sound investment for your company. United Way's knowledge of the community ensures contributions are channeled to where the needs are greatest.
- United Way can help you develop a customized fundraising campaign that aligns with the values and interests of your organization and your employees. We also offer training and support in building your fundraising team and running a great campaign.
- Convenience and affordability in giving options such as payroll deduction and electronic pledging.
- We process all donations, eliminating the need for a third party pledge processor that lacks the ability to bring year-round, community-wide recognition to you and your employees.
- When your employees donate to United Way, 100% of their gift will be invested to help those in need thanks to our Cornerstone Partners.
- Special recognition benefits for donors who give $1,000 and more annually.
A healthy community attracts new business, leads to a stronger labor pool and improves the quality of life for everyone. Partnering is also a way to:
- Meet your company's philanthropic goals – we make it easy for your company to get involved and achieve your philanthropic or community based goals.
- Build trust and increase goodwill among customers by giving back to the community.
- Energize your employees. Focusing your organization toward a common goal helps build morale and teamwork.
- Offer a simple, convenient and efficient way for your employees to support the community and causes they believe in.
- Connect employees to their community -- United Way matches employee volunteer teams with great opportunities to help our community.
- Provide information about services, enabling employees to use them for themselves, friends and families.
To find out if your company has a United Way of the Columbia-Willamette workplace campaign, please contact your human resources department.
Interested in starting a giving campaign at your company?
Please e-mail Jeff Zawada, Senior Manager--New Business Partnerships and Initiatives, or call (503) 226-9375.
"Wells Fargo believes in investing in our communities. We understand that when our communities succeed, so do we. With all the needs and good causes out there, choosing where to donate can feel overwhelming. That is why we value and support United Way. We know that money we contribute will have the maximum impact on the most critical needs facing our region. Our partnership with United Way is a hallmark of our community commitment, and it’s a tremendous tool for our team members to make a difference.”
- Don Pearson, Oregon Region President, Wells Fargo
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2012-2013 United Way Community Giving Campaign. Below is the list of stand out companies that won awards for this campaign year, congratulations!
2012 Campaign Awards
Intel Oregon employees and retirees, along with a match from the Intel foundation, donated more than $6.8 million to the Intel United Way Community Giving Campaign in 2012. This puts Intel Oregon’s giving total since 2003 at $51.1 million. During those ten years, 6,025 employees and retirees contributed to the campaign. In recognition of this generosity, Intel Corporation received the “$50 Million in 10 Years” award.
WELLS FARGO EMPLOYEES MAKE IT HAPPEN
During the 2012 campaign Wells Fargo became the second company ever in the history of the local United Way to raise more than $1 million solely by the employees—specifically, donations have now reached a total of $1,062,000. Wells Fargo received the “Thanks-A-Million” award.
Other award-winners included:
CAMPAIGN CHAIR’S AWARDS
Large Company: UPS
Medium Company: Enterprise Holdings
Small Company: Cascade Corporation
EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR
Large: Laura Bain, Intel
Medium: Laura Coon, Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships
Small: Julie Strand, Pendleton Woolen Mills
BEST OF TRADE
Architectural, Engineering and Construction: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Education: David Douglas School District
Finance & Accounting: Sterling Bank
Government & Grantors: Clark County
Heath Care & Social Services: Providence Health & Services
Insurance: Cambia Health Solutions
Legal & Real Estate Services: Melvin Mark Companies
Materials & Machinery Manufacturing: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Product & Device Manufacturing: Benson Industries LLC
Retail, Trade & Accommodations: Costco Wholesale, Inc.
Utilities, Transportation & Warehousing: Pacific Power
Wholesale Trade: Alaska Copper & Brass Company
BEST OF COUNTY
Clackamas: Bi-Mart Molalla
Clark: City of Vancouver
Multnomah: ESCO Corporation
Washington: Gaylord Industries
BEST NEW CAMPAIGN
NW Equity Holdings LLC
LABOR PARTNER OF THE YEAR
IAMAW Willamette Lodge #63
MEDIA PARTNER OF THE YEAR
CAMPAIGN PERFORMANCE AWARDS
- Adalis Corporation
- Banner Bank
- Benson Industries LLC
- Daimler Trucks North America LLC
- ESCO Corporation
- Fred Meyer Stores
- Homestreet Bank
- Parametrix, Inc.
- Sterling Bank
- Stoel Rives LLP
2012 Campaign Award Nominees
Alaska Copper and Brass
American Property Management
Bank of America
Bank of the Cascades
Best Buy Stores
Bi Mart Corporation
Cambia Health Solutions
Car Toys (all branches)
City of Hillsboro
City of Oregon City
City of Portland
Clark County Employees
Clean Water Services
Custom Stamping and Manufacturing
David Douglas School District
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue
GE Healthcare IT
Georgia Pacific Corporation, Camas
Harris Group, Inc.
IDEXX Reference Laboratories
JE Dunn Construction
Melvin Mark Companies
Nacco Materials Handling Group
Norlift of Oregon
Norma Jean's Closet
North Clackamas School District
NW Equity Holdings, Inc.
OnPoint Community Credit Union Montgomery Park
Oregon Iron Works
Oregon Law Center
Pacific Continental Bank
PacifiCorp/ Pacific Power
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Peninsula Children's Center
Perkins & Company
Portland General Electric
Providence Health & Services
The Portland Clinic
Toyota Motor Sales
Laura Bain, Intel
Dawn Beaman and Mark Poling, Clean Water Services
Steve Benson, International Paper
Julie Brodell-Martin and Maylannee Laird, Geffen Mesher
Laura Coon, Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships
Steve Cox and Terry Clelen, Portland General Electric
Laura Dahlia, Norm Thompson
Norma Dahlquist, Bi-Mart Molalla
Patty Dolezal, Alaska Copper and Brass
Heather Guthrie and Bridget Lynn, Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue
Elizabeth Hirst, Melvin Mark Companies
Shannon Huggins, ESCO Corporation
Crystal Jackson, US Bank
Jewel Jernstedt, IDEXX Reference Laboratories
Jessica Koch, Oregon Iron Works
Margaret Malarkey, IRCO
Ryan Mallmann, Cascade Corporation
Corrine Malopolski, Bank of the Cascades
Susan Matsumoto, Jacobs Engineering
Sue Mercer-Cory, PacifiCorp/ Pacific Power
Lisa Merrill, Car Toys (all branches)
Matt Nelson, Deloitte
Jill Oswald, McDonald Jacobs
Joellen Pail, Peninsula Children's Center
Michael Reunert and Richard Jackson-Gistelli, Cascade Energy
Megan Sailors, Enterprise
Danielle Sass, Benson Industries
Linda Sill, David Douglas School District
Ryan Slezak, Banner Bank
Maureen Sproviero, Norlift of Oregon
Sheila Stai, Harris Group, Inc.
Eric Stead, Zones, Inc.
Julia Strand, Pendleton Woolen Mills
Von Summers and Carole Barron, NW Natural
Rajasree Talla, GE Healthcare IT
Amanda Theod, Amanda Brown and Erin Doherty, OnPoint Community Credit Union Montgomery Park
Nancy Vuhkola, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Camas
Duane Watari, Daimler Trucks
Karyl Whelan, City of Portland
Erin Wright and Marla Shuman, North Clackamas School District