United Way Honors Intel Folsom With First Intel Cornerstone Award During Week Of Thanks
May 6, 2013 – Intel Corporation in Folsom has received United Way California Capital Region’s first Intel Cornerstone Award, which will be given annually to an organization that achieves outstanding results in its United Way campaign and makes volunteerism and community engagement part of its culture.
Annette Bachmeier, United Way board member and Intel campaign coordinator, accepted the award from United Way president and CEO Steve Heath during a recent reception honoring and thanking United Way donors, volunteers and partners.
“Intel is an amazingly generous organization,” Heath said. “Not only did nearly 1,200 of its Folsom campus employees contribute more than $1.5 million through United Way last fall, but they do so many different philanthropic things with significance for our community that it would take forever to read the list. That’s why we decided to create this new award and name it in honor of Intel. They certainly set a standard to which others can aspire.”
The reception was part of United Way’s annual Week of Thanks, when it celebrates successes and thanks those who helped achieve them. Other activities included thank-you calls from board members to donors and sign-waving events at local companies.
“We try to say ‘thanks’ all the time, but once a year we make a special effort,” Heath said. “We really appreciate the support we get from literally thousands of people across the region we serve. They help us make a real difference in the quality of life here where we all live and work.”
For 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has actively worked to address the community’s most pressing issues, now focusing on innovative solutions related to high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers are working 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.