For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – United Way of Inner Wisconsin honored its many supporters Wednesday during its Thank You and Recognition Celebration at Great Expectations.
“Our most important assets are our donors and our volunteers,” said Tari Jahns, CEO.
The evening began with appreciation for United Way campaign volunteers including Loaned Executives and Division Chairs. 2017 Campaign Chair Katie Peters received an award for her leadership during the campaign.
“We thank each and every person who rolled up their sleeves and did their part during the 2017 campaign – either by making a donation or by pitching in to help. You made our campaign a success and you are helping the community.” said Jahns.
United Way also recognized participants of its many Giving Communities, such as the Loyal Contributors (donated at any level for at least 10 years), Leadership Givers (combined household gifts of at least $500), United Forever Guild (donated at least $1,000 to our endowment fund) and Women United (women who donate $250 and fund chosen initiatives).
The 2017 “$1,000 Sweepstakes” sponsors received awards: Aspirus, Heartland Farms, Inc., River Cities Bank and Timber Shores.
Finally, United Way gave away a number of awards including the Per Capita Awards, Participation Awards, Community Service Awards and the LIVE UNITED Awards.
Per Capita Awards: organizations with at least five employees and high per capita giving.
- Gold Per Capita Awards: $150+
o Childcaring, Inc.
o Enbridge Energy
o ERCO Worldwide
o Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
o Nekoosa Public Schools District Office
o United Way of Inner Wisconsin
- Silver Per Capita Awards: $100-$149
o Bull’s Eye Credit Union
o Paper City Savings Association
o Paul Gross Jewelers
o Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority
o WoodTrust Bank
- Bronze Per Capita Awards: $70-$99
o Doorworks Inc.
o Fey Printing Co.
o McMillan Memorial Library
o Mid-State Technical College
o NextHome Partners
o Rapids Ford-Lincoln
o Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department
o Wood County Health Department
Participation Awards: organizations with high participation rates and at least $50 per capita giving.
- Gold Participation Awards: 95-100%
o Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce – 100%
o United Way of Inner Wisconsin – 100%
o Wood County Corporation Counsel – 100%
o Wood County Health Department – 100%
o Wood County Treasurer’s Office – 100%
o Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department – 97%
o Fey Printing Co. – 96%
- Bronze Participation Awards: 85-89%
o Childcaring, Inc. – 89%
Community Service Awards: organizations with at least 25 employees, a 10% increase in giving and 75% participation.
- Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department
LIVE UNITED Awards: special recognition for individuals or organizations whose contributions to the campaign were noteworthy.
o Bank-a-Count Corp.
o Daily Tribune Media
o E-Con Electric
o Neumark Design and Print
o NextHome Partners
o River Cities Bank
o Salt & Peper’s Drive-in
o The Print Shop
o Tom Loucks and Sienna Borchardt
o WFHR / WLJY
o Wisconsin Rapids City Times / Buyer’s Guide