United Way partners with leaders in industry that go beyond their business goals and leverage corporate social responsibility to help create a strong community.
Our corporate partners are helping people in our seven parish service area develop innovative strategies that are improving education outcomes, fortifying financial stability and creating healthier communities.
Live United Awards
This year we recognize three outstanding companies whose work exemplify employee and consumer engagement. They are:
Gambit Communications received the Small Business Live United Award.
The winner of the Live United Award for a small company has a strong employee workplace campaign with a $3,100 Increase in Unrestricted Revenue this year, and 100% campaign participation. In addition to allowing our campaign team to share about the importance of our work in the community, they also promoted the United Way Young Leader’s Movement, which focuses on building engagement and philanthropy among Millennials.
Valero Meraux Refining earned the award for Mid-sized Company
The winner of the Live United Award for a medium sized business has the Number 3 Campaign Among all Accounts, increased their unrestricted giving this year by $44,000, and has 74% employee participation. The head of this organization served on the Campaign Cabinet and connected us with our largest new account, Keystone Engineering, among others. This organization also hosts several special events and fundraisers for United Way, including a Jambalaya cook-off.
International Paper captured the award for Large Company.
The winner of the Live United Award for a large company has the Fifth Highest Campaign Among Largest Companies, with an increase of $17,000 in Unrestricted Revenue. The head of this organization serves on the Washington Parish Leadership Council, and coordinated additional presentations with the Local Steel Workers Union Employees. This organization sponsored the Washington Parish Kick-Off Luncheon and the Washington Parish Leadership Council Holiday Lunch Meeting, as well as the installation of a Born Learning Trail in Bogalusa, and it engages its staff in regular Volunteer Participation. They also host an annual Charity Golf Tournament, with United Way receiving all event proceeds.
All of our Top 60 Corporate Partners received certificates of recognition.