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Seven Local Businesses Named as Champions for the Community

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Mile High United Way recognizes corporate partners and employees who go above and beyond for our community 

Mile High United Way honored seven Metro Denver corporate partners for their exceptional philanthropic contribution to the community through their partnership with Mile High United Way. The Community Champions Celebration was held at the Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change, and awarded companies big and small for giving levels, creativity, and their overall engagement in the community. 

“We are so grateful for every single Mile High United Way corporate partner, and are thrilled to recognize companies who have gone above and beyond for our community,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO of Mile High United Way. “This is what a community united looks like.”

Mile High United Way works with more than 800 companies in Metro Denver to raise nearly $26 million annually through corporate and individual giving.  This supports long-term solutions ensuring children are learning and reading at grade-level; young people graduate from high school ready for college or the workforce; and individuals and families have their basic needs met and are afforded every opportunity to move toward economic success. 
Each year, Mile High United Way highlights companies who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the community through their employee giving and engagement through volunteerism. The 2016-2017Mile High United Way Community Champion awardees include:

Champion of Hope: The Champion of Hope is the highest award given to companies for not only running an outstanding workplace campaign, but also for their deep commitment to the community. Johns Manville raised $442,000 in charitable giving. Brown Brothers Harriman is deeply commitment to community engagement through volunteerism and community outreach. This year they contributed $61,000 in corporate and employee giving. Murphy Company had a 49% increase in charitable giving contributing $36,000.

Spirit of Hope: Spirit of Hope is given to newly-launched giving campaigns. McKinsey and Company had a 104% increase in charitable giving and 87% employee participation, raising $75,000. 

Best Employee Engagement and Boots on the Ground: Presented to Mortenson Construction for their increased giving and volunteerism. 

Best Campaign Event: Presented to Zachry Group for utilizing creativity to increase education, teambuilding, and competition throughout their Caddy Stack themed campaign. 

Best Collaboration and Innovation: EKS&H made the environmentally friendly shift to a paperless campaign utilizing online and mobile giving. This resulted in 91% employee.

In addition to this year's award winners, we would like to recognize our past Cornerstone and Keystone Society members for the incredible work they do in the Metro Denver Community.

CenturyLink, PCL Construction, Wells Fargo, Xcel Energy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation , CoBank, Comcast, KPMG, Lockton, PwC and UPS.