United Way honors corporate partners, schools, civic partners in annual celebration


United Way honors corporate partners, schools, civic partners in annual celebration

ABOVE: Publix Super Markets won the Summit Award for outstanding support of United Way’s mission. // SUBMITTED

UNITED WAY OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY

United Way of Williamson County recognized its corporate and civic partners and community volunteers on April 3 during an annual Community & Volunteer Celebration Breakfast at Tractor Supply Company headquarters in Brentwood.

The celebration was sponsored and hosted by Tractor Supply Company to recognize partner companies for their workplace campaign efforts, which support United Way’s charge to advance health and wellness, accelerate learning and education, and expand financial stability across Williamson County.

Partner companies have so far raised $4.4 million in contributions during the 2018–2019 giving year.

“We cannot fulfill our mission without the support of wonderful companies and volunteers,” said Pam Bryant, President/CEO of United Way of Williamson County. “We have a compassionate community that comes together in support our of students, families, and seniors.”

Tractor Supply’s United Way delegation mingles during the breakfast the company sponsored. // SUBMITTED

Highlights of this year’s winners include the following:

  • Tractor Supply Company received the #1 Company Award for the 15th consecutive year. The award recognizes the highest involvement and top-level achievement for the most dollars contributed through the annual workplace giving campaign.
  • Publix Super Markets won the Summit Award, which recognizes a company that provides outstanding support through contributions, volunteerism, involvement with committees, and raising awareness about United Way’s mission.
  • StrategyCorps and GM Spring Hill Manufacturing won the Best Campaign Award for overall excellence in supporting the annual United Way campaign with special events, agency tours, and nonprofit speakers.
  • Poplar Grove Elementary, Poplar Grove Middle, Bethesda Elementary, Woodland Middle, Renaissance High, and Williamson County Schools won Education Awards for the amount of funds raised and participation levels in the annual workplace giving campaign.
  • Blake Stinnette (PwC, LLP) received the Bill King Award, which is presented to an individual that exemplifies strong leadership and significant action in building partnerships between companies and United Way.
  • Paige Russell, a Brentwood High School senior, received an Affinity Group Award for her leadership and volunteer service with United Way’s Youth Advisory Council.
  • Patrick McBride (SVMIC) and David Kelly (Southeast Financial Credit Union) received an Affinity Group Award for outstanding leadership in Emerging Leaders United, United Way’s leadership and professional development group.
  • Martha Wolfe received an Affinity Group Award for outstanding participation in the Patricia Hart Society, United Way’s women’s initiative.

The full listing of award categories and winners, including the Circle of Caring Awards, is available at uwwc.org/campaignawards.

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