2011-2012 Campaign Awards

LIVE UNITED RECOGNITION
2011 - 2012
 
   

 

L-R: Damian Maldonado, Kim Dinh,
George Wolfe, Jan Wolf, Scott Fortner, Rachael Nava, Alan McKay

CORPORATE SPIRIT AWARD
 
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE
FOR HEALTH

The Corporate Spirit Award goes to our partner who has shown outstanding support for the Community Investment Fund of the United Way - through workplace campaign and sponsorship.  This year the award went to Central Californai Alliance for Health for a campaign that had a major increase in both dollars raised and participation rate. The organization is a consistent campaign leader and the entire company is engaged.
 
The award was accepted by George Wolfe MD, Board of Commissioners and Alan McKay, Executive Director


   
 

COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD

 

DOMINICAN HOSPITAL

 

The Community Partner Award celebrates and recognizes an organization that has an ongoing partnership with the United Way of Santa Cruz County - a partnership that supports many initiatives that reflect our goals.  For the past several years, Dominican Hospital has supported the Community Assessment Project, 2-1-1, Go For Health, 52-10 - as well as a running Gold Campaigns, participating as Campaign Chairs and a having an ongoing presence on our Board.

 

Edison Jenson, Chair, Dominican Hospital Board of Trustees accepts the award from Mary Lou Goeke, Executive Director, United Way of Santa Cruz County 

   
 
 
Cynthia Sloane, CFDP Component Director
 
PARTNER AGENCY
LIVE UNITED AWARD
 
CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS:
SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER
 
CFDP develops services that focus on the well-being of children  - services which align with our goal of Helping Youth to Succeed in School and in Life.  Through the work of the Child Abuse Prevention Commitee, CFDP partners with United Way in supporting the Week of the Child to educate and strengthen our families.  This culminates with the Children's Parade and Free Family Fun Fair - bringing together over 700 families to have fun together while being educated and having access to the resources to support them.
 
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Gold Award Winners

 

L-R:  Plantronics, Lighthouse Bank, Graniterock, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz, Central California Alliance for Health

 

 L-R:  County of Santa Cruz, UPS, Visiting Nurse Association, Wells Fargo & Wells Fargo Insurance, UC Santa Cruz, Shadowbrook

Not Pictured:  COSTCO, Dominican Hospital, Monterey Mushrooms

 

 

 

Silver Award Winners

 

L-R: West Marine, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Bay Federal Credit Union, Comerica, Santa Cruz Regional  9-1-1. Santa Cruz Community Credit Union, Chaminade Resort & Spa


Not Pictured: AT&T, FedEx Express, Intel, Larse Farms Swet Darlings

 

 

Bronze Award Winners

 

L-R:  Hutchinson & Bloodgood, LLP, Santa Cruz County Bank, Bank of America, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center


Not Pictured:  City of Scotts Valley, IBM, Macys, Mushroom Farsm, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Soquel Creek Water District, Target

 

LIVE UNITED INSPIRATIONS

 

 
Volunteers of the Year

JANET COTTON

Janet has volunteered hours and hours at the United Way - folding and stuffing letters, brochures, pledge forms, donation packets.  The hours that she spends in service to us makes a huge difference in our productivity.
 
BARBARA GERRY
 
Barbara Gerry volunteered her time and talent to create an impactiful campaign video for our 70th Anniversary.  This highly professional video, required hours of her time, but was  very successful in helping us to explain our work.
 
 

 

L-R: Janet Cotton & Barbara Gerry

 
         
 
Volunteer Organization of the Year
 
PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT

For the past three years, the Proejct Homeless Connect Steering commitee has ensured the success of PHC by fund-raising and overseeing all the sub-committees it takes to run an event of this size.  They are all volunteers - and Project Homeless Connect is a passion for them.
 
 

 

L-R:  Maggie McKay, Kymberly LaCrosse, Paul O'Brien, Don Lane, Michele Smith, Michelle Whiting

 
         
 
Individual Advocate of the Year

SUSAN GREENE

Susan has been a long time advocate for the rights of people who are involved with the criminal justice system.
Her recent advocacy on the effects of prison realignment and innovative responses ensures that her work will continue to have positive impact on our community for years to come.
     
         
 
Organization Advocate of the Year

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY

HSA has been our active partner in two collaboratives, Go For Health and Together for Youth.  Three individuals particularlyly have been leaders and innovators in the support of our Youth & Health goals.
 
Bob & Leslie lead the efforts of GFH subcommittees - Fitness & Healthy Food.  Brenda has led several projects for TFY including the award-winning Friday Night Live.

 

 

 

L-R:  Bob Kennedy, Giang Nguyen, Leslie Goodfriend,
Brenda Armstrong

 
         
 
Media Partner of the Year

GOOD TIMES

Good Times really led the way in engaging the communtiy in our Marilyn events.  They created and promoted the Marilyn Look-Alike contest - at the same time promoting our Gala and the exhibit, as well as our goals and mission.

Ron Slack, Publisher, accepted the award on behalf Good Times
     
         
 
Outstanding Contributor

SCOTT FORTNER

Scott offered his priceless collection of Marilyn Monroe's personal effects to United Way to highlight as part of a fundraiser including an exhibit and Gala.  "An Experience with Marilyn - An Intimate Look at the Legend' brought together volunteers from across the county - but no one worked harder than Scott.  This labor of love resulted in a wonderful event that was an extremely successful fundraiser for the United Way.



 


 

 


 

Scott Fortner, flanked by 2011-2012 Campaign Chairs
Dr. Nanette Mickiewicz and Alan McKay

 
         
 
Partner Agency Awards
 
We value our 33 Partner Programs and the Agencies that house them. We especially acknowledge those who had outstanding campaigns to support the United Way.

Gold: 
HOSPICE OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
 
Silver:
SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY COUNSELING
 
Bronze:
SENIOR NETWORK SERVICES
 
 

 

L-R: Carolyn Coleman, Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center; Brenda Moss, Senior Network Services; Kathleen Hughes, Hospice of Santa Cruz County

 
         
 
Employee Campaign Manager of the Year

DEBORAH ROBINSON -
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION


In the 3 years that Debbie has been an ECM, the participation rate and dollars raised by VNA has almost tripled. She creates a campaign that is fun and interesting, she engages one-on-one, and she believes in the power of educating her fellow employees on the work of our United Way.