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United Way Honors Donors, Volunteers at Thank You Celebration

  • United Way of Inner Wisconsin thanked its campaign volunteers and businesses who had outstanding campaigns in 2016 during its annual Thank You and Recognition Celebration January 10th at Great Expectations.
  • Volunteers who received special recognition included:  our 2016 Campaign Chair, Janet Giese, our Loaned Executives and Division Chairs and our campaign video volunteers, Jeremy Heqet, Stella Peters and Tom Loucks of Wisconsin Rapids Community Media.
  • United Way of Inner Wisconsin distributed “Per Capita” and “Participation awards to companies who had outstanding campaigns in 2016.  The awards were divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.
  • The Per Capita Awards go to companies with at least ten or more employees and have high per capital giving.  Recipients of the Per Capita Awards for 2016 were: 
  • Gold Awards ($150+)
    • Enbridge Energy
    • ERCO Worldwide
  • Silver Awards: ($100-$149)
    • Alliant Energy
    • Incourage
    • Paper City Savings Association
    • Solarus
    • WE Energies
    • Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority
    • WoodTrust Bank
  • Bronze Awards ($70-$99)
    • Bull’s Eye Credit Union
    • Kerry
    • Lycon
    • River Cities Bank
    • WestRock
    • Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department
    • Wood County Health Department
  • The Participation Awards go to companies who experienced high participation rates during their employee campaigns.  Recipients of the Participation Awards for 2016 were: 
  • Gold Awards (95-100%)
    • Adams County Corporation Counsel – 100%
    • Adams County Personnel – 100%
    • Childcaring, Inc. – 100%
    • Enbridge Energy – 100%
    • Family Center, Inc. – 100%
    • Fey Printing Co. – 100%
    • Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce – 100%
    • KeySavings Bank – 100%
    • Mead Witter Foundation – 100%
    • River Cities Bank – 100%
    • United Way of Inner Wisconsin – 100%
    • Wood County Clerk – 100%
    • Wood County Clerk of Courts – 100%
    • Wood County Corporation Counsel – 100%
    • Wood County Finance Department – 100%
    • Wood County Health Department – 100%
    • Silver Awards (90-94%)
    • Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department - 94%
  • Additionally, Special Recognition Awards were distributed to organizations who went above and beyond in their support of United Way.  Recipients of these awards include:
    • Daily Tribune Media – for their help promoting United Way during campaign.
    • E-Con Electric – for having their first campaign.
    • McDonald’s – for holding the 44th Annual United Way Day at McDonald’s.
    • River Cities Bank – for holding Community Shred Day Event and for their generous use of meeting space.
    • Sweepstakes Sponsors – Aspirus, Heartland Farms, River Cities Bank and Timber Shores.
    • The Print Shop – for donating the printing of our newsletter.
    • WFHR/WLJY – for helping to promote United Way during the Good Morning Show Central Wisconsin and Morning Magazine.
  • Our numerous donors were recognized as well, including our Loyal Contributors (supporters who have been donating for ten years or more) and Leadership Givers (combined household gifts of $500 or more per year).  We also honored the winners of this year’s $1,000 Sweepstakes, who made a first-time gift of $26+ or increased their gift by $26+ over last year.