CAMPAIGN AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Our business partners go above and beyond every year
Every year, United Way of Kennebec Valley presents awards to the top-performing fundraisers in the area. In late 2017, United Way revamped its award structure to better align with the agency's goals. Award winners are selected by our Campaign Chairs and Campaign Committee each year and presented at our Campaign Celebration.
2018 Campaign Award Winners
Large business partner of the year
Central Maine Power Company
Central Maine Power Company’s multifaceted support of United Way has been instrumental to the campaign’s overall success. Under the leadership of new CMP President and CEO Doug Herling and with the efforts of a creative, company-wide fundraising team, CMP increased staff participation in the UWKV campaign by 85 percent and total giving by 64 percent. CMP is also a reliable partner on initiatives like the fall school supply collection, food pantry program, and more. This award is given to a company with 35+ employees that has demonstrated outstanding United Way leadership.
SMALL BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Wipfli LLP led an impressive campaign, increasing giving by 22 percent and maintaining 100 percent staff participation. In addition, Wipfli supports United Way’s many initiatives beyond the campaign season. This award is given to a company with up to 34 employees that has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to United Way’s mission.
Public service PARTNER OF THE YEAR
City of Augusta Employees
The City of Augusta hosted a strong campaign, increasing employee giving by 19 percent and encouraging new donations. In particular, departments found creative ways to engage staff. United Way is also grateful for its partnership with the City of Augusta to host Day of Caring events and collaborate on community needs.
CHAIRPERSON'S recognition award
Campaign Chairs Chris and Gabby Russell present this award to Lajoie Brothers for the company’s outstanding contributions to the community through United Way. In particular, leaders broadened campaign efforts in innovative ways to acheive a 42 percent increase in giving. Lajoie Brothers also implemented a dollar-for-dollar employee match gift, setting a strong example for others in the community. This award is given annually to an entity that truly exemplifies what it means to LIVE UNITED.
Employee Campaign Managers of the Year
NRF Distributors' Campaign Team
The United Way team at NRF Distributors consistently leads an impressive fundraising effort by hosting weekly special events, keeping United Way top of mind for all employees. Campaign Managers are the driving force behind the success of any campaign, and the enthusiasm and dedication of this group enables NRF’s campaign to grow year after year.
new campaign partner OF THE YEAR
Townsquare Media partnered with United Way to host a new Employee Giving Campaign this year, putting forth a standout effort and achieving strong results. In addition, Townsquare Media employees have stepped up to become Emerging Leaders and have joined several United Way committees. United Way’s ongoing success is a direct result of business collaboration, and new partnerships are essential to expanding our impact.
NORM TEMPLE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARD
Capital Area New Mainers Project (CANMP)
This award is presented to a group or individual in recognition of exceptional community service. This year, United Way honors the Capital Area New Mainers Project (CANMP), which thoughtfully welcomes immigrants to the Greater Augusta community. CANMP also continues to develop central Maine into a multicultural hub and an ever-more welcoming place for all. The award is named for Norm Temple, an outstanding community leader and volunteer with United Way and other local organizations.