HEART OF THE COMMUNITY AWARDS
COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
The Heart of the Community: Community Spirit Award is the United Way North-Northwest 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 areas of Education, Income and Health.
CORPORATE SUPPORT PILLAR AWARD
American Agricultural Insurance Company
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
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
Auto Truck Group
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.
Executive Engagement Award
Zurich North America
The Heart of the Community: Executive Engagement Award recognizes the company whose leadership team best promotes United Way’s mission to improve lives and communities by mobilizing support within their own organization.
City of Evanston
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
Jillian Walsh (Director of Community Investment and Employee Engagement at Zurich North America)
Named in recognition and memoriam of an outstanding North-Northwest Board Member, the Heart of the Community: Catherine Lee Award recognizes the individual, company or program that works in an exemplary way throughout the year to engage, educate and inspire employees to invest in their community through United Way North-Northwest.
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: School District #300 – Carpentersville
Bronze: School District #21 – Wheeling
Gold: Costco – Glenview
Silver: Target – Evanston
Bronze: Meijer – Rolling Meadows
Gold: City of Evanston
Silver: Village of Niles
Bronze: Village of Mount Prospect
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.
Evanston Township High School District #202
SPOTLIGHT AWARD WINNERS – CAMPAIGN GROWTH
The Spotlight Award for Campaign Growth 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.
Lincoln Financial Group
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.
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.
American Agricultural Insurance Company (AAIC)
Northbrook Bank & Trust Company
INVISIBLE HANDS: United Way North-Northwest Board Member Volunteer of the Year
LIVE UNITED Award
The LIVE UNITED Award honors organizations that have collaborated with United Way North-Northwest in giving, advocating and volunteering.
- Acme Industrial Company
- Agilent Technologies
- Audi of Morton Grove
- Auto Truck Group
- Avery Dennison
- Bredemann Ford
- Carson Pirie Scott – Morton Grove
- Carson Pirie Scott – Randhurst
- Carson Pirie Scott – Spring Hill
- City of Evanston
- CMA/Flodyne/Hydradyne, Inc.
- Comcast NBCUniversal
- Costco – Glenview
- Costco – Mettawa
- Costco – Mount Prospect
- Costco – Schaumburg
- Costco – Niles
- Cottingham & Butler
- Deerfield Park District
- Deluxe Corporation
- Evanston Township High School District 202
- Fields BMW
- First Midwest Bank of Arlington Heights
- First Midwest Bank of Buffalo Grove
- First Midwest Bank of Deerfield
- First Midwest Bank of Des Plaines
- First Midwest Bank of Elk Grove
- First Midwest Bank of Lake Forest
- First Midwest Bank of Schaumburg
- Fisher Scientific Co.
- Global Payments
- Homegoods – Palatine
- Homegoods – Schaumburg
- Homegoods – Morton Grove
- Hospira, Inc
- JCPenney – Niles
- JCPenney – Schaumburg
- JohnsByrne Company
- Johnson Controls, Inc.
- Lawson Products, Inc.
- Liberty Property Trust
- Lincoln Financial Group
- Marshalls – Schaumburg
- Marshalls – Arlington Heights
- Marshalls – Mount Prospect
- Marshalls – Niles
- McNichols Company
- Meijer – Rolling Meadows
- Meijer – Niles
- Napleton Loren Hyundai
- Northbrook Bank & Trust Company
- NorthShore University HealthSystem
- Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
- Omron Electronics
- PACCAR Financial
- Packaging Corporation of America
- PCI Energy Services, Inc.
- PolyOne Corporation
- Porte Brown LLC
- Rexnord Corporation
- Schaumburg Township District Library
- School District #21 – Wheeling
- School District #214 – Arlington Heights
- School District #25 – Arlington Heights
- School District #300 – Carpentersville
- School District #62 – Des Plaines
- Schwarz Supply Source
- Skokie Public Library
- Spring Hill Mall Partnership
- Sprint – Schaumburg
- T. J. Maxx – Hoffman Estates
- T. J. Maxx – Morton Grove
- T. J. Maxx – Palatine
- T.J. Maxx – Randhurst
- Target – Arlington Heights
- Target – Evanston
- Target – Glenview
- Target – Golf Mill
- Target – Highland Park
- Target – Hoffman Estates
- Target – Niles
- Target – Rosemont
- Target – Streamwood
- Target – West Schaumburg
- Target – Woodfield
- Target – Palatine
- Target – Wheeling
- Texas Instruments
- The Opus Group
- Tri-Con Child Care Center
- Valspar Corporation
- Village of Lincolnwood
- Village of Mount Prospect
- Village of Niles
- Village of Skokie
- Von Maur – Glenview
- Vulcanium Corporation
- Wheels, Inc.
- World Kitchen, LLC.
- Zurich North America