United Way Celebrates Community Raising $5,600,000
United Way of Brevard celebrated the hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals who came together to raise funds that will help our neighbors meet basic needs and build an even better life for themselves and their families. The Awards Celebration, held Tuesday, April 19 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, honored the outstanding achievements and the amazing community members who raised $5,600,000 during a global pandemic.
L3Harris and its employees were the largest contributors, raising $ $1.5M. Publix Super Markets and its associates again joined L3Harris in the million dollar circle this year making it the second largest campaign.
Space Florida, MH Williams Construction Group, Inc., Carr, Riggs & Ingram, FirstWave Financial, Lotane & Associates, P.A., United Way of Brevard and American Business Interiors were all awarded Campaign Awards of Distinction. This recognize is for those organizations that are our consistently top performers. These companies typically achieve more than $150 per capita and 60 percent participation for at least two years.
Additional recognition went to Space Coast Credit Union, who was awarded a Campaign Excellence Award in recognition of their outstanding employee campaign.
Our top annual recognition – the Chairman’s award is given annual by United Way’s Board chair to an organization that supports our community through United Way. In addition to consistently running a quality annual campaign, the organization must exhibit a strong commitment to Brevard through a variety of activities, involving their employees and stakeholders. Community Credit Union Florida has been selected as our 2021 Chairman’s Award winner.
Run a United Way Campaign in 2022
In the wake of COVID-19, we understand that employers and employees are concerned about our community, and our team is here to provide charitable giving support during this pandemic. With social distancing and working remotely, a United Way workplace campaign may look very different this year. We are here to help you plan and execute the type of fundraising campaign that makes the most sense for your organization, and we are so grateful for your support of local families in need during this difficult time.
Now more than ever, we need your support. Over the last year, the demand for critical services has doubled and caused many who have never had to ask for help before to suddenly need it. COVID has also negatively impacted our network of local partner agencies. While United Way funding is part of their overall budgets, other fundraising events and galas have been canceled causing nonprofits to be squeezed from both sides.
United, we can continue our work to ensure kids succeed in school, support our veterans, seniors, people with disabilities AND ensure individuals and families have the best chance to build a successful life. With the help of our 43 partner agencies and the many local organizations who support us, we can answer the pleas of those panicked by job loss, childcare challenges, lack of food and fear of homelessness.
If you have never run a United Way workplace campaign and would like to support our community, call us at 321.631.2740!