United Way of the Flint Hills is honored by the commitment of our workplace campaigns and community partners to creating opportunities for a better life for all residents of Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Wabaunsee and Woodson counties. Our annual campaign celebration provides the opportunity to say thank you to every one of those individuals and partners that create opportunities and change lives now and for generations to come. It is our honor to work with you to build a better community.
2017 Community Partner of the Year: Read To Your Bunny
The community partner of the year award is given to the organization that stands out from the rest. Recipients of this award are chosen by the United Way Board of Trustees, our Pacesetters, and past drive chairs for their commitment to making an impact in the community in one or more of United Way focus areas of education, income and health. This award may be given to a campaign partner collaborating organization in our community.
2017 Business Partner of the Year: Lexinet
The business partner of the year award is given to the local business that has provided crucial support to the United Way of the Flint Hills in its efforts to raise funds and awareness about the issues facing our community. This business is nominated by the UWFH staff and chosen by the Board of Trustees.
2017 Campaign Coordinator of the Year: George Walters, ESU Retirees Association
The employee campaign coordinator is really the hero and fuel behind the success of any campaign. Their passion, voice, organizational skills, and work behind the scenes make the workplace campaign a success. The coordinator of the year award is given to the person or persons who best exemplify the spirit of what it means to LIVE UNITED.
2017 Spirit Award: Simmons Pet Foods
The Spirit Award is given to the campaign partner that has shown the greatest overall improvement in conducting their employee campaign. In addition to having a significant increase in the total amount of money raised for United Way of the Flint Hills, the campaign leader demonstrates an exceptional commitment to encouraging employee participation at all levels of giving.
Community Builder Hall of Fame
The Community Builder Award is given to the three companies who contribute the most financially to our community. Collectively, the top three companies and their employees contribute over $250,000, which has a tremendous impact on our community. Those campaigns are recognized for this great accomplishment.
Hall of Fame Members: Emporia State University, Tyson Fresh Meat, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Plant