Portland, June 25th, 2014. At the Spirit of Generosity Awards United Way of the Columbia-Willamette recognized exceptional donors, companies and volunteers who contributed to the organization’s success during the 2013-14 fundraising season. The celebration at the Winningstad Theater drew 275 people and gave leaders the chance to thank donors for the $21,631,102 raised in the 2013-14 local United Way campaign. Pictured are: Patricia Bussey, Chief Development Officer, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette; Tiffiny Burkey, Network Division Software Lab Manager, Intel; Barbara Forrer, Intel retiree; Jill Eiland, Corporate Affairs Manager, Intel; Maksim Drotenko, Community Affairs Manager, Intel; Love Centerwall, Vice President, Corporate Relations, United Way; Donald Braden, Director – Resource Development Operations, United Way. Intel won the Corporate Leadership Award as well as the Largest Corporate Gift and Largest Employee Gift awards.
Funds raised will go to break the cycle of childhood poverty in the four-county region, as well as to nonprofits selected by individual donors. (Photo Credit: Jessica Love, Perfectly Blossom Photography)
A full list of the award winners is at http://unitedway-pdx.org/spirit-generosity-awards-2014.
From United Way
Improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity by mobilizing the caring power of people across our metro area.
- Ignite a community-wide social movement thereby mobilizing thousands to action—to give, advocate and volunteer—to improve the conditions in which they live
- Galvanize and connect all sectors of society—individuals, businesses, nonprofits, faith communities and governments—to create long-term social change that produces healthy, well-educated and financially stable individuals and families
- Raise, invest and leverage millions of dollars annually to create and support innovative programs and approaches which generate sustained impact in local communities
- Hold ourselves accountable to our steadfast commitment to equity and continually measure improvement in education, financial stability and health
- Collective impact: We are better together; United Way inspires people to get involved and focuses our collective resources for amplified results.
- Equity: We recognize inequities in our community and will prioritize our resources to level the playing field for those communities most impacted by these inequities.
- Service: We believe volunteerism transforms our communities and ourselves.
- Connection: Our portfolio of relationships—corporate, nonprofit, government, faith and philanthropic—is unique and strengthens our ability to collaborate, convene, leverage and achieve change.
- Integrity: We act with integrity that justifies trust, and we take responsibility for our relationships and results.
- Innovation: We support new and better ways to solve old problems.
- Pursuit of excellence: We adapt and learn from both our successes and mistakes.
- Passion: We are tenaciously committed to a better community and to building a modern United Way to drive positive social change.
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