UNITED WAY OF GREATER PORTLAND
2019 CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION
Quincy Hentzel, Liz Cotter Schlax, and Colette and Larry Wold
Matt Wolcott presented Deanna Sherman with a “ community oar ” award.
Guests enjoyed good company and brews at Shipyard Brewing Company.
Greetings Community Campaign Partners,
Wednesday evening was a warm and festive gathering celebrating our collective work in the 2019 United Way campaign. Thank you to all who were able to attend. For those in attendance, please take a few moments to complete our event survey
now to help us make future engagements even better.
Throughout the campaign, we were inspired to see so many individuals coming together to help transform our community.
Each and every ONE made a difference.
From our Campaign Chair and Co-Chair, Campaign Cabinet, Board, Funded Community Partners, company CEOs, Employee Campaign Managers, staff, and Loaned Executives who support United Way each year, we thank you for being extraordinary leaders of change.
We could not have the impact we do without ALL of you!
Though some of our Lead Corporate Partners have wrapped up their workplace giving campaigns, the 2019 campaign is still well underway. It’s still too soon to know with confidence where we will end the campaign. We will announce the final number later in the spring. In the meantime, there’s more work to be done for our community.
Thank you again for all your incredible contributions to ensuring the education, financial stability, and health of our community. Together, we are creating a more thriving Greater Portland for this generation and the next.
Have a wonderful holiday season.
Your United Way family
Kristin Chase Duffy, Gil Roberts, Matt Wolcott, Deanna Sherman (and oar).
Over 2,000 people participated in My Cup.My Causes. pop-up coffee engagement, allowing us to learn more about what individuals care about in our community. Thank you Aroma Joe’s for making this possible! Wright Ryan became our first new workplace campaign this year, bringing in $8,000 from a new employee campaign in addition to a corporate gift. The Opportunity Alliance, one of our funded community partner, grew their campaign by 74%.
IDEXX saw an 8% growth in the number of donors across their international footprint. Our retail division saw a last-minute surge when division co-chair Fred Pape secured almost $20,000 from the family foundation of one of UWGP’s retail partners. Texas Instruments is funding a new Thrive2027 special initiative, investing $25,000 in workforce development and volunteerism.
Women United and Brick & Beam Society continue to grow member engagement offerings, including events and hands-on volunteer activities. Together, these two groups and their members anticipate investing nearly $350,000 total into our local community thanks to this year’s campaign. We’ve secured two, one-time $90,000 90th anniversary contributions. This extraordinary generosity will be used to advance our community’s vision for a more resilient, thriving community.
All of our ONES combined will ensure
ONE THRIVING GREATER PORTLAND COMMUNITY!
Campaign Celebration Event Photo Album
Thank you to all that were able to attend the celebration.
For a highlight reel of event images visit the our Facebook Album.