Nine Local Companies, Three Individuals Honored by United Way

News Release

March 27, 2012 – United Way California Capital Region honored nine employers and three volunteers from across the region for their outstanding leadership in local philanthropy at an awards ceremony on March 22.

United Way works with 450 employers across five counties to provide workplace giving campaigns through which employees can donate to the causes they care most about via automatic payroll deduction.

Intel Corporation, who again led all private sector campaigns in total giving, received the Outstanding Campaign Event award for its Intel Basket Raffle. UPS earned the Best Practices Campaign Techniques award, Allied/Nationwide the Outstanding Campaign Committee award, Lilliput Children’s Services the Best Agency Campaign award, Macy’s the Outstanding Corporate Partner award and Care Innovations the Best New Campaign award. Safelite Auto Glass received the Best Increase for a Small Company Campaign award, Nordstrom the Best Increase for a Large Company Campaign award and SMUD the LIVE UNITED organizational award.

Charles Lincoln of the United States Postal Service and Carol Ponce of Campbell’s Soup were honored as Employee Campaign Coordinators of the Year, and Tim Ray of AT&T received the LIVE UNITED individual award for outstanding overall support.

“The entire regional community has benefited from the generosity of these employers and volunteers,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “They represent what community is all about and we are very grateful to them.”

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