At its Campaign Finale celebration on Friday, October 27, United Way of Greater Cincinnati announced it had raised $60,050,000 during its 2017 community campaign. The funds raised support United Way’s mission to help create a community where everyone has an opportunity to thrive and the organization’s heightened focus on the one-in-three people in our region who are in poverty or cannot meet basic needs.
"I am incredibly proud of how our community came together for this meaningful work," said Gary T. "Doc" Huffman, 2017 campaign chair and chairman, president and CEO of Ohio National Financial Services. "Thanks to hundreds of companies and thousands of supporters, many people in this community will be touched by this significant achievement."
United Way recognized several companies and individuals at the Campaign Finale for their contributions to our community.
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Sharon Crall was honored with the Clement L. Buenger Award for Leadership in Education for her work volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. The recipient of the award must demonstrate extraordinary leadership, commitment or involvement in helping children, schools and districts as they strive toward academic excellence.
In 2012, Sharon took the initiative to start the “Year of the Girl” as a partnership between GE and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio to engage young girls in STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Sharon’s passion for encouraging girls in STEM also motivated her to coordinate, network and execute running a series of science projects at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s Camp Butterworth summer camp with more than 150 volunteers from GE.
“Sharon Crall is most deserving of this award. She has gone above and beyond her role as a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio every day,” said Erin Focke, director, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, who presented Sharon with the award at the Finale. “Her passion for the girls and especially the STEM field has helped impact the lives of countless girls. And knowing Sharon, I bet she won’t stop there!”
Kenya Bohannon and Qwadry Kelsey, runner up and finalist for this year’s Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, respectively, presented United Way’s Corporate Heroes Awards at the Finale. The Corporate Heroes Awards honor the top four performing companies whose employees give their time and talents back to the community through volunteer hours.
So far this year, nearly 400 local companies and community members have dedicated more than 80,000 hours to volunteering.
Corporate Heroes Honorees
Company with 10-99 employees
Marathon Petroleum, 654 hours from 59 employees
Company with 10-200 employees
Michelman, 3,200 hours from 204 employees
Company with 250-749 employees
EY, 7,896 hours, 339 employees
Company with More than 750 employees
PNC Bank, 10,139 hours, 1,283 employees
The community campaign is supported by almost 1,000 companies and nearly 90,000 individual donors.
the top 25
The largest corporate, retiree and employee campaign donors.
1. P&G - $9,700,000
2. GE - $5,315,000
3. Fifth Third Bank - $3,700,000
4. Western & Southern Financial Group - $1,400,000
5. Cincinnati Bell - $1,258,377
6. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - $1,233,000
7. Ohio National Financial Services - $1,177,814
8. Macy's, Inc. - $1,091,447
9. American Financial Group, Inc. - $881,000
10. U.S. Bank - $818,690
11. The Kroger Co. - $814,147
12. PNC Bank - $771,114
13. AK Steel Corporation - $731,477
14. TriHealth, Inc. - $630,000
15. Duke Energy - $625,000
16. University of Cincinnati & UC Health - $609,414
17. Vantiv - $474,332
18. Deloitte - $451,032
19. American Modern Insurance Group - $450,826
20. The Cincinnati Insurance Companies - $426,932
21. Frost Brown Todd, LLC - $424,877
22. The E. W. Scripps Co. - $420,000
23. The Corporex Family of Companies - $413,390
24. Enterprise Holdings - $401,404
25. Pomeroy - $368,750
25. EY - $368,750
the tremendous 25
The highest per capita giving companies with at least 25 employees and 55 percent employee participation that are not large enough to be in the Top 25.
1. Katz Teller - $2,449.41
2. United Way of Greater Cincinnati - $1,855.68
3. AIM MRO Holdings, Inc. - $1,697.24
4. Bartlett & Co. - $1,652.17
5. BKD, LLP - $1,468.35
6. LyondellBasell - $1,327.98
7. Squire Patton Boggs - $1,309.90
8. RiverPoint Capital Management - $1,147.06
9. American Red Cross - Greater Cincinnati / Ohio River Valley Chapter - $1,093.75
10. HORAN - $1,073.80
11. KPMG, LLP - $1,059.08
12. Park National Bank - $1,000.00
13. Thompson Hine LLP - $979.26
14. The Shepherd Chemical Co. - $887.47
15. Michelman - $835.00
16. Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP - $809.77
17. Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, REDI & CBC/CRBC - $802.63
17. ITW - Air Management - $802.63
18. Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel - $786.28
19. Central Bank of Northern Kentucky - $780.65
20. BakerHostetler - $765.32
21. Al Neyer - $746.60
22. Raymond James - $712.55
23. Messer Construction Co. - $698.69
24 Blank Rome LLP - $694.00
25 Washing Systems, LLC - $669.96