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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 more than 550 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.

Why Run a Workplace Campaign with United Way?

Running a Giving Campaign is good for your company, good for your employees and good for our community.

Good for your company

United Way Advertising

United Way featured Longshore workers in MAX Train advertising.

  • 75 percent of consumers say they have a more positive image of a company or product when it supports a cause they care about.*
  • We know your time is valuable and we make it as easy as possible for your employees to participate. Depending on your needs, we offer the option of paper or online pledging.
  • United Way processes all donations — no need for a third-party pledge processor.
  • Focusing your organization toward a common goal helps energize employees, build morale and increase teamwork.
  • United Way can help you meet your corporate philanthropy goals and the interests of your employees, while also making your giving dollars go farther.

Good for your employees

  • Three out of four employees say it is important that the company they work for helps the community. And 65 percent think it is important for a company to offer employees the option to give to charity through payroll deduction.**
  • With payroll deduction, it is easy and convenient for employees to support the community and causes they believe in.
  • Through our Hands On Greater Portland program, your employees can easily sign up for volunteer opportunities that fit their interests and schedules.

Good for the community

  • It is a smart investment. United Way provides the most efficient and effective way to make a difference in our community so you and your employees can give with confidence.
  • When your employees donate to United Way, 100 percent of their gift is invested to help those in need thanks to our Cornerstone Partners.
  • By helping low-income kids and families, we make our whole community stronger and more prosperous.

*2011 Do Well. Do Good. Cause Marketing Survey
**2011 UWCW Public Opinion Poll


Start a Giving Campaign Now

Please e-mail Jeff Zawada, Senior Manager -- New Business Partnerships and Initiatives, or call (503) 226-9375.


Why Our Company Participates in a United Way Workplace Campaign

Wells Fargo Volunteers With United Way"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


2012 Campaign Award Winners

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.

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:

Large Company: UPS
Medium Company: Enterprise Holdings
Small Company: Cascade Corporation

Large: Laura Bain, Intel
Medium: Laura Coon, Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships
Small: Julie Strand, Pendleton Woolen Mills

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: Alaskan Copper & Brass Company

Clackamas: Bi-Mart Molalla
Clark: City of Vancouver
Multnomah: ESCO Corporation
Washington: Gaylord Industries

Eaton Corporation

NW Equity Holdings LLC

IAMAW Willamette Lodge #63

The Oregonian


  • 211info
  • Adalis Corporation
  • Banner Bank
  • Benson Industries LLC
  • Daimler Trucks North America LLC
  • Deloitte
  • ESCO Corporation
  • Fred Meyer Stores
  • Homestreet Bank
  • Intel
  • Parametrix, Inc.
  • Sterling Bank
  • Stoel Rives LLP

2012 Campaign Award Nominees


Alaskan Copper and Brass
American Property Management
Bank of America
Bank of the Cascades
Banner Bank
Benson Industries
Best Buy Stores
Bi Mart Corporation
Bi-Mart Aloha
Bi-Mart Molalla
Cambia Health Solutions
Car Toys (all branches)
Cascade Corporation
Cascade Energy
City of Hillsboro
City of Oregon City
City of Portland
Clark County Employees
Clean Water Services
Costco Wholesale
Custom Stamping and Manufacturing

Daimler Trucks
David Douglas School District
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue
ESCO Corporation
Frye Electronics
Gaylord Industries
GE Healthcare IT
Geffen Mesher
Georgia Pacific Corporation, Camas
Gillespie Graphics
Graphic Packaging
Harris Group, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Vancouver
Hoffman Construction
IDEXX Reference Laboratories
Intel Corporation
International Paper
Jacobs Engineering
JE Dunn Construction
Jubitz Corporation
K&L Gates
McDonald Jacobs
Melvin Mark Companies
Nacco Materials Handling Group
Norlift of Oregon
Norm Thompson
Norma Jean's Closet
North Clackamas School District
NW Equity Holdings, Inc.
NW Natural
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
Pizza Blends
Portland General Electric
Principal Financial
Providence Health & Services
Regency Centers
Rodda Paint
Ron Tonkin
Sterling Bank
The Portland Clinic
Toyota Motor Sales
TriQuint Semiconductor
US Bank
Vidco, Inc.
Welch Allyn
Wells Fargo
Zones, Inc.


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, Alaskan 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

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