United Way honors volunteers, businesses at annual meeting
The event celebrated those who give, advocate and volunteer to create a better quality of life in the community, according to a press release issued by United Way.
To date, $1.2 million has been raised toward the $1.29 million goal for the campaign, which is led by Kevin and Andy Murray.
United Way leaders anticipate final results will total more than $1.23 million, or nearly 95 percent of the goal, after local businesses that are part of national chain companies are reported, said Tammy DeGarmo, resource development director.
At the meeting the following awards were presented:
-- Gold Awards: Workplaces with at least 60 percent participation and $85 per capita—Air Products, Alliant Energy; Arrowhead Library System; Baker Tilly Virchow Krause; Bank of Edgerton; Bank of Milton; city of Janesville (city manager's office, economic development, engineering, information technology, public works, technical services and neighborhood services departments); Century 21 Affiliated; Data Dimensions; Edison Middle School; First Community Bank Milton; HospiceCare; Johnson Bank; Kitson & Gaffney; M&I Bank; Parker Community Credit Union; Pepsi Beverages; Rock County (administration, county clerk's office, deferred prosecution, land conservation and real property description department); Senior Services of Rock County; Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board; United Parcel Service; and United Way of North Rock County.
-- Silver Awards: Workplaces with at least 50 percent participation and $50 per capita—Adams Elementary School; AT&T; Blackhawk Community Credit Union; Bliss Communications (Janesville Gazette and WCLO/WJVL Radio); Boston Store; Catholic Charities; city of Janesville (assessor's office, community development, finance and fire departments, water utility); Consigny, Andrews, Hemming & Grant; Feingold & Read; Forward Janesville; Harris ACE Hardware; Jackson Elementary School; Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; Janesville School District (Educational Services Center and Madison Elementary School); Meier, Wickhem, Lyons & Schulz; Nowlan & Mouat Law Firm; Partners in Prevention; Rock County (emergency management, surveyor's office and veterans service); Roethe Krohn Pope; RSM McGladrey; Save-A-Lot Foods; The Enrichment Center; Washington Elementary School; and YWCA of Rock County.
-- Bronze Awards: Workplaces with at least 40 percent participation and $25 per capita—Alter Metal Recycling; Boys & Girls Club of Janesville; Children's Service Society; city of Janesville (overall); city of Janesville (human resources and police departments); DEBCO; Fagan Automotive; Franklin Middle School; HUFCOR; Janesville Community Day Care; Janesville School District (overall); Jefferson Elementary School; Lincoln Elementary School; Logli Supermarket; Marshall Middle School; Rock County (communications center); Roosevelt Elementary School; Seneca Foods; SSI Technologies; and Van Buren Elementary School.
-- Campaign Best Practices Award: Alliant Energy received this award, which recognizes the workplace that most closely demonstrates United Way's best practices techniques in planning and implementing its campaign. Alliant Energy raised nearly $50,000 for United Way in 2010.
-- Geraldine Hedberg Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award: United Way presented its most prestigious volunteer award to Dave Johnson, former general manager of the Gazette.
Contributions to the United Way of North Rock County can be made online at uwnrc.org; by mailing or taking a donation to United Way, 205 N. Main St., Janesville, WI 53545; or by calling (608) 757-3040. In addition, more than 100 local employers offer payroll deduction for employees.