HEART OF THE COMMUNITY AWARDS
COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
The Heart of the Community: Community Spirit Award is the North-Northwest Suburban Region’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 areas 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 the North-Northwest Suburban Region.
EMPLOYEE SUPPORT PILLAR AWARD
Zurich North America
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.
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.
COMMUNICATIONS PILLAR AWARD
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 of Metro Chicago makes in the North Shore and Northwest Suburban communities.
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 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 the United Way.
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 of Metro Chicago North-Northwest Suburban Regional Office through corporate and employee gifts, special events, grants and sponsorships.
Gold: School District #21 – Wheeling
Silver: School District #202 – Evanston Township High School
Bronze: School District #62 – Des Plaines
Bronze: TJX Company
Gold: Village of Skokie
Silver: City of Evanston
Bronze: Village of Mount Prospect
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.
Motor Coach Industries International
Fox River Valley Library
Village of Buffalo Grove
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.
Auto Truck Group
Discover Financial Services
City of Evanston
Zurich North America
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 and Trust