‘Shining Star’ award for UW-Green Bay’s United Way campaign

Campus campaign coordinator Rick Warpinski and all those who contributed to the success of the fall 2011 United Way campaign enjoyed a well-deserved moment in the sun Wednesday (Feb. 15).

UW-Green Bay figured prominently in the United Way of Brown County annual recognition luncheon. The University received the “Shining Star Recognition” for extraordinary contributions to the United Way organization. The citation mentioned UW-Green Bay’s success in revitalizing its campaign — a four-fold increase in participation and a 250 percent increase in total contributions over the previous year — and ongoing institutional service to the United Way Board of Directors. (Chancellor Thomas K. Harden is a current member.)

Along with the Shining Star award, UW-Green Bay received nominations in the large company category (250+ employees) as follows:
•  Outstanding Employee Campaign Coordinator — Warpinski was nominated for enthusiasm, strategic approach, engaging with United Way, and positive results;
•  Outstanding Employee Campaign — UW-Green Bay was nominated for employee involvement and growth in the campaign.

About that campaign
For the fall 2011 campaign, a total of $7,854 was donated by 62 staff/faculty, two students, a sizable corporate donation from A’viands, and via “T-Shirt” sales and playing “Plinko” at the University Ticketing and Information Center. As for 2012, organizers hope to see another big increase, along with an extra boost from a newly formed student United Way organization.

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