Portland, April 11th, 2013. United Way of the Columbia-Willamette honored its supporters at the Celebration of Caring event. Laura Bain of Intel was the winner of the Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year award for a large company. She’s pictured with Portland Timbers forward, Brent Richards. (Photo credit, Laura O’Brien)
During the event, the organization announced that its donors gave $23,686,521 in the 2012-13 local United Way campaign.
This represents a 7.6 percent increase over last year’s fundraising total and sets a new record for funds raised by and for our community. Funds will go to projects in the four-county metro area that help connect people in need with education, financial stability and health services, as well as to nonprofits selected by individual donors.
The campaign total includes a one-time $2 million bequest from a long-time United Way donor. These funds will be endowed and will have a lasting impact on the community. Additional successes include a $200,000 increase in overall employee giving and a 200% increase in new business and partnerships.
Brent Richards, Portland Timbers forward attended the event in place of his teammate David Horst, Fundraising Committee honorary co-chair, who was unable to attend the event due to an injury.
Here’s a list of all of the award winners from United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
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