United Way Fox Cities

A United Way Workplace Campaign is an excellent way to give back to your local community and invest in its future! 

Thanks to the support of our donors, we are able to directly touch the lives of 1 in every 3 people in our community. Each gift makes a difference and we are grateful. Join us through a common unity of supporting solutions for a better future for all! Find our community donors in our United Way Fox Cities 2022 Recognition Book.

What is a United Way Workplace Campaign?

United Way workplace campaigns collaborate with local businesses and their employees. These campaigns promote and facilitate charitable giving within the workplace, to support local programs that help those in need — to help prevent problems from happening in the first place. Workplace campaigns effectively engage employees, foster a sense of philanthropy, and channel resources toward meaningful causes. 

Change doesn’t happen alone. Workplace giving accelerates change. When we invest locally, we are united together. 

One of the key strengths of a workplace campaign is its ability to create a sense of collective impact through numerous employee donations. Through those investments, United Way Fox Cities can address systemic issues and improve the health, education, and financial stability of our community members on a larger scale.

United Way Fox Cities improves lives by bringing diverse people together to build a stronger, more caring community for everyone.

Investing in our community through United Way Fox Cities in the workplace is an easy way to make an impact. Each year, about one of every three Fox Cities’ residents is touched by a United Way-funded or operated program. We create lasting change by conducting community-wide research, identifying key issues and areas of focus, and gathering partners to develop solutions that address these issues. Your investment will stay in the Fox Cities and make a difference for your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. 

Giving to United Way is easy. Unity starts with you.

Community giving through workplace campaigns provides an opportunity to engage employees, increase morale, and improve retention while making an impact. Most individuals give via payroll deduction, pledging in the fall to have a certain amount taken out of each paycheck the following year. Your investment is how we support and fund more than 100 programs, grants, and initiatives. United Way makes your dollar work smarter for everyone in the Fox Cities.

 

By investing in your community, you may be eligible to qualify to win the 2024 Sweepstakes Vehicle – a Ford Bronco Sport! Please see the Vehicle Sweepstakes Rules for complete rules and details.

Interested in learning more about workplace campaigns? 

United Way Fox Cities’ Resource Development Team is here to be a resource and make sure you have all the tools and information you need to be successful with your workplace campaign. Use the information provided in the Campaign tab pages below and contact us with any questions you might have.

Leadership Giving

Leadership giving contributions of $1,000 or more are the mainstay of United Way Fox Cities’ individual giving, creating incredible impact in our community. The leadership level is for people of all ages who give an individual or combined annual gift of $20 per week ($1,000 per year) or more. It takes a special type of person to give at the leadership level – someone who shows true commitment to creating a healthier and stronger community for the benefit of all. Because what happens to one of us, happens to all of us.

Photo of combined Campaign Volunteer Committee and Leadership Giving Committee

2024 Leadership Giving Committee

  • Tim Galloway – Galloway Company (retired), Campaign Co-Chair
  • Dave Kievet – The Boldt Company, Campaign Co-Chair
  • Kim Bassett – Bassett Mechanical
  • John Beré – Alta Resources
  • Mike Bergmann – Ascension
  • Tim Bergstrom – Bergstrom Automotive
  • Laurie Butz – Capital Credit Union
  • Dr. Laurie Carter – Lawrence University
  • Chris Drees – Menasha Corporation
  • Mike Jansen – Faith Technologies
  • Dustin McClone – McClone
  • Cathie Tierney – Community First Credit Union
  • Craig Wiedemeier – Werner Electric

For more information, please contact Resource Development.

2022 Campaign Awards & Recognition

Top Performance Awards

Each year, we recognize individuals and teams who show outstanding leadership in their company’s United Way campaign in the categories of small organization (under 150 employees), medium organization (151-499 employees), and large organization (500 or more employees).

Small Organization

Capital Credit Union

Capital Credit Union had an 835% increase in participation and an almost 900% increase in employee giving in the Fox Cities. We’re excited to see this relationship continue to bloom.

Medium Organization

Bassett Mechanical

Bassett Mechanical increased the number of participants in their campaign by 54% from the 2021 campaign. We’re proud of Bassett Mechanical’s efforts. Not only did they run an incredible campaign, they exceeded their own expectations, raising over $111,000, up by more than 27% from the prior year.

Large Organization

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC

Miller Electric hit the $1 million-mark last year and outdid themselves this year, raising over $1.2 million. They wove education and awareness of United Way Fox Cities’ work throughout the year by highlighting the impact of many of our partner agencies. Miller Electric invites United Way staff to join their monthly new-hire onboarding meetings to showcase the amazing, caring culture that Miller encourages in our community.


Kimberly-Clark Corporate Challenge Awards

Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, these two awards are meant to inspire organizations in the Fox Cities by recognizing improved performance in two key measures that drive successful campaigns. 

Participation Award 

The Kimberly-Clark Participation Award honors the organization with the greatest increase in the percent of employees who made a gift compared to the previous year. 

Woodward Radio Group

97% of Woodward Radio employees participated in their United Way campaign! More than tripling the number of people who gave the previous year. Woodward Radio worked extra hard to increase participation this year by providing education about United Way and creating excitement among their employees, leading to this astonishing increase.

Giving Award 

The Kimberly-Clark Giving Award honors the organization with the greatest increase in employee dollars raised.

Faith Technologies Incorporated

Employee giving at FTI increased this year due to the diligence of the campaign team thinking through every detail to ensure that they made the pledge process seamless for all FTI employees. They also provided education and awareness around United Way and this resulted in pledges totaling more than $57,000! 


Outstanding LINC Giving Award

LINC are people age 30 or under, who support United Way with a gift of $250 or more. The Outstanding LINC Giving Award is given to recognize outstanding growth in LINC giving within a workplace campaign.

Bergstrom Automotive

Bergstrom Automotive had an 83% increase in the number of LINC donors, which led to a 73% increase in LINC giving. Thank you for your dedication to the Fox Cities! 


Outstanding Emerging Leader Giving Award

Emerging Leaders are people age 40 or under, who invest in lasting change in the Fox Cities community. The Outstanding Emerging Leader Giving Award is given to recognize outstanding growth in Emerging Leader giving within a workplace campaign. 

Miron Construction Co., Inc.

Miron Construction increased their Emerging Leader giving by 32%! The Emerging Leaders at Miron gave over $48,000 in their 2022 campaign. Well done! 


Outstanding Leadership Giving Award

Leadership Giving begins at $1,000. The Outstanding Leadership Giving Award is given to recognize a significant increase in Leadership giving within a workplace campaign. 

Menasha Corporation

Menasha Corporation had another record year for their United Way Fox Cities campaign and provided opportunities for employees to engage in United Way’s work throughout the year in fun and exciting ways. Menasha Corporation had 65 Leadership Givers who brought in over $100,000.


Sustained Excellence Award

The Sustained Excellence Award honors the company that demonstrates outstanding commitment to United Way Fox Cities year after year.

Alta Resources

Year after year, Alta Resources challenges themselves to do more for our community. They provide education, awareness, and involvement opportunities to their employees and have proven that they live out the Guiding Principle of “Community”. Alta Resources’ partnership included sponsorship of United Way Fox Cities’ donor networks. Thank you for your continued dedication, Alta Resources!


Excellence in Partnership Award

The Excellence in Partnership Award is a special award that is given to companies that have a strong partnership with United Way. These companies go the extra mile in their campaign to find new ways to grow their connection to United Way Fox Cities’ work, their employees, and the community.

This award was created to highlight our incredible partnership with Kimberly-Clark and VPI, Inc. with the creation of the Fox Cities Diaper Bank.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. and The Boldt Company

Bringing the remodeled diaper bank to life required community collaboration, which is exactly what Miron and Boldt displayed.

This past year, we were proud to unveil The Hub, home of the Kimberly-Clark Diaper Bank. This new space wouldn’t have been possible without the many organizations that have supported this project. Thank you to Boldt, Kimberly-Clark, Miron, VPI, and all who have made this possible.

Campaign 1-2-3 Easy! An easy way for small companies to support United Way Fox Cities

Campaign 1-2-3 Easy! is recommended for those running a first time campaign. It’s also a great choice for organizations with less than 50 employees, and one workplace location. It takes just three easy steps. If you’re new to being a Campaign Champion, visit the Champion Education and Training Opportunities tab in this section to find out about campaign planning resources and upcoming training forums.

United Way Campaign Champion Education and Training Opportunities

What is a United Way Campaign Champion?

We define a Champion as someone who helps rally support for the community and lead the United Way Campaign within their workplace or organization. Check out the following tools to help guide your planning for a successful campaign!

2024 Champion Forums have not yet been scheduled. Please check back for future trainings on this page or under the Events page.


United Way Fox Cities Workplace Champion Guidebook

United Way Fox Cities Workplace Champion Guidebook cover image with logo, colorful boxes and group photo of people

Here you can find the new digital Workplace Champion Guidebook that includes tools and resources to help you run a successful campaign, timeline worksheets, an engagement calendar, and more!

 

Campaign Materials Toolkit

Access everything you need for a fun, educated, and successful United Way campaign.

Click on the file name links or the thumbnail images to access materials online, download, print, and share electronically.

Pledge Form
Pledge Form (Fillable)
(8.5″ x 11″)
Pledge Form – Half Sheet
Pledge Form – Half Sheet (Fillable)
(8.5″ x 5.5″)
Campaign Report Envelope
Campaign Report Envelope (Fillable)
(8.5″ x 11″)
 
 
2023 Impact Through Investment – Front
(3.67″ x 8.5″)

2023 Impact Through Investment – Back
(3.67″ x 8.5″)
2023-2024 By the Numbers
(8.5″ x 11″)
2024 Engage for Change – Front
(3.67″ x 8.5″)
2024 Engage for Change – Back
(3.67″ x 8.5″)
2023-2024 Engagement Calendar
(8.5″ x 11″)
211 Bookmark English – Front
(3.67″ x 8.5″)   
211 Bookmark English – Back
(3.67″ x 8.5″)
211 Bookmark Spanish – Front
(3.67″ x 8.5″)
211 Bookmark Spanish – Back
(3.67″ x 8.5″)
211 Bookmark Hmong – Front
(3.67″ x 8.5″)
211 Bookmark Hmong – Back
(3.67″ x 8.5″)
Campaign Poster
(11″ x 17″)

Poster with people and illustrated hearts

 
 
 
Workplace Champion Guidebook
(17″ x 11″ folded to 8.5″ x 11″
Folded Booklet)
United Way Fox Cities Workplace Champion Guidebook cover image with logo, colorful boxes and group photo of people