Highlights of the 2017 LIVE UNITED Luncheon – May 3, 2017

Recognition of all of those who LIVE UNITED

Highlights of the 2017 LIVE UNITED Luncheon, held on May 3, 2017

  • Keynote address by Carl Crawford (City of Duluth) – “Together, We Are The Solution”
  • Music by Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners
  • Master of Ceremonies: Jennifer Austin (KBJR)
  • 2016-17 Partner Organization Recognition Awards
    (see list of recipients below)
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Adeline Green, nominated by Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center
  • United Way Partner Agency Story: Cheryl Champion on behalf of Lake Superior Community Health Center
  • LIVE UNITED Award: Presented to Barb Lucia of Grandma’s Restaurant Company.

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2016-17 Partner Organization Recognition Awards
(To view complete award listings, please click on the image for the booklet above)

Best in Show (Total Dollars Raised, based on small, med or large organizations)

  • LARGE ORGANIZATION (101+ Employees)
    1.  Minnesota Power, An ALLETE Company
    2.  Essentia Health
    3.  Enbridge, Inc.
  • MEDIUM ORGANIZATION (26-100 Employees)    
    1.  Republic Bank
    2.  US Bank
    3.  Superior Water Light & Power Company
  • SMALL ORGANIZATION (2-25 Employees)  
    1.  Hallett Dock Company
    2.  Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council (2016 Golf Scramble)
    3.  Pioneer National Bank

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Best in Fundraising
(Largest INCREASE in Total Dollars Raised; small, med or large orgs)

LARGE ORGANIZATION (101+ Employees)     

  1. Enbridge, Inc.
  2. Essentia Health      
  3. Northshore Mining


MEDIUM ORGANIZATION (26-100 Employees)   
 

  1. US Bank
  2. Hanft Fride, a Professional Association
  3. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

SMALL ORGANIZATION (2-25 Employees)      

  1. Bellisio Foods, Inc.
  2. HTK Marketing Communications
  3. Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council (2016 Golf Scramble)

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Best in Employee Participation
(Organizations with 75% or greater employee participation)

  • Adventure Zone
  • Arc Northland
  • Bellisio Foods Inc.
  • Calumet Superior Refining
  • CHUM
  • Community Action Duluth
  • Generations Health Care Initiatives
  • Grandma’s Restaurant Company
  • Grandma’s Saloon & Grill Miller Hill
  • Hallett Dock Company
  • Head of the Lakes United Way
  • HTK marketing communications
  • IBEW Local 31
  • Labor World Newspaper
  • Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota
  • Little Angie’s Cantina and Grill
  • Manpower
  • Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative
  • Pioneer National Bank
  • Sand Creek Workplace Wellness
  • United Parcel Service
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Best in Engagement (Organizations Engaging with United Way in Four or More Areas) 

  • Bellisio Foods Inc.
  • Bernick’s Beverages and Vending
  • Consolidated Communications
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
  • Duluth News Tribune
  • Enbridge, Inc.
  • Essentia Health
  • Hallett Dock Company
  • Head of the Lakes United Way
  • KBJR 6/CBS 3
  • Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
  • Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN
  • MPECU – MN Power Employees Credit Union
  • Minnesota Power, An ALLETE Company
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • Northeast Area Labor Council AFL-CIO
  • Pioneer National Bank
  • Republic Bank
  • St. Luke’s
  • Superior Water Light & Power
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • United Parcel Service
  • US Bank
  • VERSO Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank

 

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