August 6, 2012 – United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) kicked off the start of their major campaign season with United Way Night at the Dell Diamond.
Sponsored by BBVA Compass, Genco ATC: Product Lifestyle Solutions, the Round Rock Community Foundation and IKEA, the night brought together representatives of local agencies providing services in Williamson County with many workplace campaign partners to celebrate what it means to LIVE UNITED.
“The ballpark is a fitting place to kick off our annual workplace campaign season,” said Ed Komandosky, UWWC Board Chair. “When everyone participates and gets involved in giving back to the community, we are able to make more of an impact and provide support for local nonprofits that help people overcome challenges and ultimately live a better life. We can do much more for others when we work together as a team.”
Local nonprofits funded by United Way of Williamson County were on hand at the United Heritage Center to provide information about services for Williamson County residents and recruit volunteers to help with their work in the community. Also in attendance were representatives from many of our local businesses that participate in a workplace giving campaign including: 3M, IBM, Dell, Round Rock ISD, Atmos Energy, St. David’s HealthCare, Seton, and the Cities of Georgetown, Hutto, Leander and Taylor.
“Because you have made the choice to give to United Way of Williamson County as part of a workplace campaign, you are helping to make sure that many of our local agencies have resources they need to help people right here in Williamson County,” said Hugh Brown, CEO of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and current UWWC Vice-chair at a donor reception prior to the start of the game.
This year, Leadership Givers contributing $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Williamson County were invited to a VIP reception to learn more about the impact of their donation on local individuals and families. In addition to personally thanking these individuals, UWWC members in attendance had the opportunity to assure donors that, as volunteer board members, they take their responsibility for financial oversight of the organization seriously.
“One of the key reasons that I have supported the United Way for almost 20 years is that I know that I can count on them to make wise decisions about the most effective ways to invest my donations to achieve the maximum good in the community,” Brown said. “Now that I have had an opportunity to serve as a Board Member, I am even more convinced that the organization takes great care when allocating funds to partner agencies. We make the decision to grant funds to agencies based on what we have collected from our donors and not what has been pledged.”
Find out more about the United Way of Williamson County workplace campaign.