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Corporate Social Responsibility

Connecting Business to Community

United Way is your trusted philanthropic advisor

United Way provides best-in-class experiences for workplaces to get involved in and support causes they care about in ways that are engaging, meaningful, and transformative. We will empower individuals to take action, invite others to join their fight, and scale their impact.

Your Internal Community Relations Strategist

United Way serves as an internal community relations strategist for your company, ensuring that your philanthropic investments align with your business needs and provide maximum exposure for your company.

Turn key Opportunities

United Way creates turn key philanthropic and engagement opportunities for your employees, giving them the flexibility to give, advocate, and volunteer on their terms – identifying the issues and causes they feel passionate about.

Our simple, straightforward payroll deduction process makes it easy for individuals to make a significant contribution, while not breaking their budgets. Even small gifts, when multiplied and combined with others, can create a significant impact.

Connecting Business To Community

A United Way workplace campaign means giving your employees the opportunity to be educated about the 3,500+ services and programs that are available to them, their family members, friends, and neighbors. Your corporate investment in United Way and an employee workplace campaign will return a loyal and energetic workforce that is ready to advance the well-being of your company, alongside a healthy and economically thriving Southeast Louisiana.

Live UNITED Awards

Live United Awards go out to three companies, small, less than 50 employees; medium, 51 to 499 employees; and large, over 500 employees.  These companies are exemplary in their service to United Way and our community.  Also, one very special volunteer receives the Live United Award for his or her extraordinary service to United Way.  These companies and this individual give, they advocate, they volunteer, and they connect. They epitomize what it means to “Live United.”

This year we recognize three outstanding companies whose work exemplify employee and consumer engagement.

The winner for this year’s Live United Award for Small Workplace is Rain CII Carbon’s Corporate Office.

The winner of the Live United Award for a small workplace made impressive strides to increase their unrestricted giving totals in 17-18. This workplace graciously offers a 50 cent on the dollar match that stays with United Way of Southeast Louisiana. This last year, this workplace was EVER SO CLOSE to reaching 100% employee participation… And their Chief Commercial Officer serves as the Campaign Chair for St. Tammany Parish.


The winner for this year’s Live United Award for Medium Workplace is Atmos Energy.

The winner of the Live United Award for a medium-sized workplace runs campaigns in Jefferson, St Bernard, Tangipahoa and St. Tammany parishes. This workplace continues to be a great partner across our region as they work to find ways to engage employees, including holding cook-outs and presentations for all their offices. If you’re a lover of our annual Got Gumbo competition, then you have this workplace to thank as they have sponsored Got Gumbo two years in a row. The head of this workplace’s St. Bernard office serves on the St. Bernard Parish Leadership Council. And, to top it off, this workplace increased their camping giving by an additional $14,000 this year thanks, in large part to fantastic corporate support and a one-to-one match.


The winner of the 2017-18 Live United Award for Large Workplace is Chalmette Refining – PBF Energy.

The winner of the Live United Award for a large workplace has the fourth Highest Campaign Among Largest Companies. This workplace hosted a laundry list of events this year supporting United Way, including, a jambalaya cook-off, silent auction, ice cream social, Women United luncheon, communicator training, and a Young Leaders gathering.

But it doesn’t end there, this workplace raised an extra $100,000 through a golf tournament. At the corporate level, this workplace donated a generous $20,000 to support United Way’s mission. The employees of this workplace do not only give, but they also advocate and volunteer as one of the largest groups of Women United members in the region.

All of our Top 60 Corporate Partners received certificates of recognition.