2013-14 HEART OF THE COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS
COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
Zurich North America
The Heart of the Community: Community Spirit Award is United Way’s highest honor recognizing the company that best exemplifies the spirit of caring for the people of our community through outstanding employee and community engagement in the area of Education, Income and Health.
CORPORATE SUPPORT PILLAR AWARD
The Heart of the Community: Corporate Support Pillar Award recognizes the company that best aligns its philanthropic goals around strengthening our Chicagoland community and demonstrates its commitment by providing generous financial and/or in-kind support to United Way North-Northwest.
EMPLOYEE SUPPORT PILLAR AWARD
The Heart of the Community: Employee Support Pillar Award recognizes the company that best provides employees ample opportunities to invest in their community and the people in it by contributing to United Way North-Northwest.
VOLUNTEERISM PILLAR AWARD
American Agricultural Insurance Company
The Heart of the Community: Volunteerism Pillar Award recognizes the company that best promotes, encourages and supports its employees’ involvement in our community through hands-on volunteerism through United Way North-Northwest.
COMMUNICATIONS PILLAR AWARD
Community Unit School District #300 – Carpentersville
The Heart of the Community: Communications Pillar Award recognizes the company that strategically and effectively raises visibility and awareness through outstanding communication to employees about the impact United Way North-Northwest makes in the North Shore and Northwest Suburban communities.
The Heart of the Community: Diversity Award recognizes the company that best demonstrates its commitment to create an inclusive and flexible workplace that enables individuals to embrace their diversity, richness of backgrounds and varying perspectives.
The Heart of the Community: Innovation Award recognizes the organization that best demonstrates creativity and forward-thinking activities in their community outreach and support to United Way, by incorporating new strategies and United Way best practices.
CATHERINE LEE AWARD
Named in recognition and memoriam of an outstanding North-Northwest Board Member, the Heart of the Community: Catherine Lee Award recognizes the organization who works in an exemplary way throughout the year to engage, educate and inspire employees to invest in their community through United Way North-Northwest.
2013-14 TOP CORPORATE CITIZENS OF UNITED WAY NORTH-NORTHWEST
The Top Corporate Citizen Award recognizes the organizations that exemplify the spirit of philanthropy by providing the most generous financial support to United Way North-Northwest through corporate and employee gifts, special events, grants and sponsorships.
$100,000 and over –
1) Wheels, Inc.
2) Schwarz Supply Source
$50,000 and over –
3) Zurich North America
6) Auto Truck Group
2013-14 TOP CAMPAIGN AWARD WINNERS
The Top Campaign Awards recognize organizations in the respective categories of Education, Retail and Municipality that exemplify the spirit of philanthropy by providing the most generous financial support to United Way North-Northwest through corporate and employee gifts, special events, grants and sponsorships.
Gold: School District #214 – Arlington Heights
Silver: Community Unit School District #300 – Carpentersville
Bronze: School District #21 – Wheeling
Honorable Mention: School District #25 – Arlington Heights
Gold: Costco #348 – Glenview
Silver: Macy’s – Old Orchard
Bronze: Costco # 779 – Mount Prospect
Honorable Mention: Costco# 383 – Niles
Gold: Village of Skokie
Silver: City of Evanston
Bronze: Village of Mount Prospect
Honorable Mention: Village of Niles
2013-14 GREAT BEGINNING AWARD WINNERS
The Great Beginnings Award recognizes the organizations that ran a most exceptional first- or second-time employee fundraising campaign while inspiring us with their enthusiasm, their creativity, and most importantly, their passion to become involved.
School District #69 – Skokie / Morton Grove
2013-14 SPOTLIGHT AWARD WINNERS – CAMPAIGN GROWTH
The Spotlight Award for Campaign Grown recognizes the organizations that best demonstrated excellence in community outreach through successfully incorporating United Way best practices and new strategies in its efforts to generate an increase in fundraising totals over previous years.
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
PACCAR Financial Corporation
World Kitchens, LLC
2013-14 SPOTLIGHT AWARD WINNERS – ENGAGEMENT
The Spotlight Award for Engagement recognizes the organizations that best demonstrated excellence in community outreach through engaging their organization in Volunteerism and Advocacy with United Way to successfully create impact the community.
Jennings Chevrolet- Volkswagen
Lawson Products Inc.
Topco Associates LLC
2013-14 PINNACLE AWARD WINNERS
The Pinnacle Award recognizes companies that have demonstrated their commitment to the community by supporting United Way with significant in-kind donations.
Northbrook Bank & Trust