Giving Tuesday December 3rd
Thanks to the generous community, we collected hundreds of items for the BackPack Program that feeds elementary students on weekends. See the photos below!
December Company Spotlight:
New Breed Logistics
CEO: Louis DeJoy
Employee Campaign Coordinators: Joe Hauck and Christy Jones
Amount of Employees: 455
2012 giving total: $129,600
2012 leadership giving total: $79,185
Number of Leadership Donors: 58
New Breed Logistics holds multiple rallies in their corporate office and in all of their High Point locations. A best practices campaign, New Breed Logistics continues to post wonderful campaign results! They were the 9th largest campaign in 2012. Year after year New Breed Logistics remains the largest Leadership Giving campaign, second only to Old Dominion Freight Line. Each year New Breed Logistics is awarded the Old Dominion Freight Line Leadership Giving Challenge Cup.
Triad Legislative Briefing
To see the presentations made, click here.
November Company Spotlight:
CEO: Larry Rogers
Employee Campaign Coordinators: Sarah East and Becky Beyer
Amount of Employees: 310
2012 giving total: $134,497
2012 leadership giving total: $41,957
Percentage of employee giving: 47%
Sealy holds multiple rallies in their corporate office and one in their plant. A best practices campaign, Sealy continues to post wonderful campaign results! They were the 8th largest campaign in 2012. In addition to allowing employees the chance to participate in rallies, they encourage giving with some wonderful incentives. Fair share givers are all entered to win a 5-day Caribbean cruise!
October Company Spotlight:
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Employee Campaign Coordinator for 2012: Ellen Lindh
Number of Employees: 125
Number of Leadership Donors: 33
2012 giving total: $143,570
2012 Leadership giving total: $113,062
2012 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Members: 5
Out of the top 20 campaigns, Dixon Hughes Goodman had the 4th highest percentage of participation at 84%
#1 in Employee Giving Per Capita, average gift = $1,034
Awards in 2012: Creative Campaign Award, Top 10 of Employee Campaigns, Gold Level Employee Campaign Award
With a campaign committee comprised of 18 creative individuals, Dixon Hughes Goodman set out to raise funds and have fun doing it! Using a campaign slogan of "You are the Face of Change," the "All American Bi-Partisan United Way kick-off Convention" (luncheon) was a political success, complete with appearances from numerous political heavy weights including Newt Gingrich, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, George Bush, and Uncle Sam. The icing on the cake at the end of a two week high energy campaign concluded with an afternoon of Olympic games, where teams competed for best time in an obstacle course relay. Teams of 5 marched proudly out onto the field carrying their team flag while their team anthem played. Concluding the event, medals were awarded to the winning team and dessert was served - a pie eating contest! The fun and the fundraising never seemed to end - opportunities abounded for everyone to get involved, learn about United Way, and give back. Dixon Hughes Goodman employees stood by their slogan and they truly are the faces of change for our community!
United Way Kicks Off 2013 Campaign
United Way Congratulates Venture Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the 2013 Venture Grant Recipients! The United Way of Greater High Point’s successful fund-raising campaign in Fall 2012 has resulted in the organization awarding ten Venture Grants totaling $45,285 to agencies in the Greater High Point community. In addition-for the first time ever-partial funding for the Venture Grants also came from the Jack & Marsha Slane and David Hayworth Endowments which are housed at United Way of Greater High Point. Venture Grants are small, one-time grants to qualified, local nonprofit organizations. These grants are designed to meet emerging or unmet needs.
United Way Allocates RECORD Level of Funding
Please click here to see how United Way Panel Review Team volunteers decided to allocate your donations for the 2013-2014 funding year to our partner agencies and venture grant agencies.