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Each year, United Way’s Awards of Distinction recognize the hard work and compassion of changemakers who support the community they love and drive purposeful and meaningful social change.
The Awards of Distinction recognize those exceptional individuals and groups who embrace the notion that ordinary people have the potential to achieve extraordinary things.
This award is presented to the ECC who demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and commitment in planning and executing their workplace campaign. They went above and beyond the call of duty, achieving challenging campaign goals and objectives.
The nominees are:
This award is presented to the committee member (or company volunteer) who demonstrated exceptional commitment to the success of the workplace campaign.
The Big Idea award is presented to an organization or individual whose new and innovative idea generated a big payoff for United Way and its purpose to build a strong and vibrant community where no one is left behind.
This award is presented to the workplace campaign committee that demonstrated innovation, teamwork, and enthusiasm in promoting and executing the campaign, achieving stronger-than-expected results in the workplace.
The Education and Engagement award is presented to the workplace campaign that increased awareness of community needs and the impact of United Way donations, showed excellence in coordinating and motivating coworkers, and achieved stronger-than-expected results in the workplace.
This new award recognizes a workplace campaign which made intentional efforts to engage the next generation of community leaders (aged 40 and under), retirees, and/or women and gender-diverse groups in campaign activities to increase awareness and support of United Way initiatives.
The Funded Partner award is presented to the United Way funded partner campaign that showed outstanding commitment, dedication, and creativity in executing their own United Way employee campaign.
The Leading the Way award is presented to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding support for the Leaders of the Way program ($1,200-$9,999). The campaign committee has made efforts to recognize long-standing, consistent leadership presence.
The Welcome to United Way award recognizes organizations that are supporting United Way for the first time. Eligible candidates demonstrate a commitment to the community by empowering individuals to get involved in the community and make a difference.
The Award of Excellence is a recognition award presented to organizations in the Alberta Capital Region that raised more than $1,000,000 in 2023
This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates unparalleled commitment to United Way’s purpose to build a strong and vibrant community where no one is left behind, is a senior United Way volunteer, and has demonstrated exceptional commitment to United Way for 10 years or more.
Meet last year’s awards recipients – exceptional individuals and groups who embrace the notion that ordinary people have the potential to achieve extraordinary things
March 14, 2024 @ 06:00 PM