Intel Folsom Named Top Supporter During United Way’s Week of Thanks
May 15, 2012 – Intel employees at the Folsom campus were honored for their generosity to United Way California Capital Region during the annual Week of Thanks. Intel Folsom was named United Way’s top supporter, and all of Intel’s highest donors received personal calls from United Way volunteers and staff. The company also was featured on United Way’s website and social media pages.
Intel Folsom gave $1.5 million and 190,000 volunteer hours to nonprofits and schools across the globe last year. Intel’s all-volunteer committee works throughout the year to keep the campaign top of mind for employees. Intel’s Community Giving Campaign continues to pioneer new fundraising methods from hosting a bake-off and costume contest to holding a Vegas Night and a basket drawing that broke records for amount raised from a special event.
“Intel Folsom’s creativity and generosity are inspiring,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “We continue to be amazed not only by their new ideas, but by their passion for making a tangible difference in our community and around the world.”
During Week of Thanks, United Way also honored Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AT&T, SMUD, Allied/Nationwide, Nordstrom, State Street, Campbell’s Soup, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and UPS.
United Way is the region’s leading provider of innovative solutions on the community’s most pressing issues, including high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers work together to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.