LIVE UNITED TODAY A GREATER IMPACT IN 2014
TOP LEFT: Small Business Partners with their awards TOP RIGHT: United Way staff members welcoming guests to the Campaign Finale BOTTOM: Best Overall Campaign, Publix posing with their award, along with United Way President & CEO Deborah Bowie and Board Vice Chair Nick Banks
have evolved into spirited events n March 19, we held our annual Campaign Finale at the Best Western including fun activities such as athletic Gateway Grand. The theme for this competitions, head shaving, wacky dress days and other contests. ECCs play a year’s campaign was Imagine, Inspire, key role in the success of their workplace Invest. The Campaign Finale fully campaigns because they are the driving embraced the theme, decorating the force behind the campaign. Furthermore, entire room using those words and the the campaign themes help the ECCs clouds that accompany them. This and their teams engage with event gives United Way a The 2014 other employees in a new chance to thank all of our and exciting way. amazing Employee campaign Campaign Coordinators raised 2% During the 2014 campaign (ECCs) and their teams for season 120 local companies more than all of their hard work and the UF Campaign for 2013! during the campaign Charities raised $3.1 million. season. It also gives the ECCs These generous contributions help to a chance to celebrate their success. make our community a better place and Workplace campaigns make up nearly make real progress in the areas of 75 percent of United Way’s fundraising education, income, health and immediate efforts and help raise money for the needs. Community Investment Fund, which Thank you for the commitment you have funds 26 programs at 19 Community made to United Way of North Central Partner Agencies. Florida and thank you for making this In recent years, workplace campaigns year’s campaign a success!
2014 CAMPAIGN FINALE AWARDS
TOP 10 CAMPAIGNS Publix (Best Overall Campaign–raised $618,000) UF Health Shands Nationwide RTI Surgical Enterprise Holdings AvMed GRU Alachua County Public Schools City of Gainesville Campus USA Credit Union MOST CREATIVE CAMPAIGN North Florida Regional Medical Center TOP 5 CAMPAIGNS HIGHEST DONOR PARTICIPATION Enterprise Holdings (100%) Nordstrom (100%) Catholic Charities (100%) Enterprise Rent-A-Car (100%) Alachua County Tax Collector (90%) TOP 3 CAMPAIGNS GREATEST GROWTH FROM 2013 TO 2014 Campus USA Credit Union (292%) Regions Bank (263%) Enterprise Rent-A-Car (238%) TOP EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGN COORDINATORS Best New ECC: Miranda McLeory of Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk Best Overall ECC: Jennifer Hill of Alachua County Public Schools Best Team of ECCs: Toya Williams, Gerri Singleton, Kyle Lindsey, Jody Strunk, Linda Power & John Power of Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office BEST CAMPAIGN SPIRIT UF Health Shands BEST NEW WORKPLACE CAMPAIGNS Infinite Energy (more than 100 employees) ALICO Nursery (less than 100 employees) COMMUNITY BUILDER AWARD The University Of Florida
FIRST QUARTER 2015
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: SUPER SEALANT SATURDAY, SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT, HEARTS UNITE EVENT