March 24, 2016

United Way thanks investors at Annual Meeting

Concorde General Agency, Inc. won the LIVE UNITED Leader Award in front of more than 720 representatives of Cass and Clay County companies and nonprofits that were in attendance at the United Way Annual Meeting and LIVE UNITED Awards at the Ramada Plaza and Suites on March 24th.
It was announced that our goal had been met and that $5.65 million was raised during this campaign. Now, the work will be invested into our focus areas of Education, Health, Income Stability, and Basic Needs. That goal would have not been met without all of our investors. So today, we honored and recognized some of the successful campaigns across the area.
Concorde General Agency, Inc won the top award — in part for their energetic and engaged committee that offered creative ways to get employees involved with an entire WEEK of activities: including a tie cutting contest, penny drive, silent auction, tricycle racing, mini golf and MORE! The leadership at Concorde General Agency has a strong belief in philanthropy and have made this part of their companies guiding principles. 

Other notable award winners included:
The Outstanding Leaders in Giving Award was given to Wanzek Construction. A Leader In Giving is someone that makes an investment of $600 or more annually to United Way.
The LIVE UNITED Catalyst awards went to Chelsea Monda from Sundog and Carrie Carney from Eventide Senior Living Communities. After their experience with 35 Under 35 they joined forces to design and create a small group discussion program open to the public, called PUSH, which stands for pursue dreams, unite women, shatter barriers and have heart.  The program brings women together to gain support in achieving goals.  They both have attributed what they gained from the 35 Under 35 Program as a catalyst for creating and launching this local program that has taken off in our community. 

Here is a full list of award winners:

LIVE UNITED Leader of the Year
Concorde General Agency, Inc.

Outstanding Employee Engagement Award
Dani Krolek, Chelsea Monda, Bobbian Froemke & Team, Sundog
Amanda Begin, Melissa Hanson, Karmen Giesen & Team, Wanzek Construction, Inc.
Stacy Devig, Jessica Cruz and Sadie Reiniger & Team, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND

Outstanding Campaign Cabinet Volunteer
Charley Johnson, FM Convention & Visitors Bureau

Maria Slette – Sreejon Lala School Supply Drive Volunteer Activity

Leaders in Giving Award
Wanzek Construction, Inc.

Most Creative Campaign Award
Sue Kugler, Kimberly Busch, Nicole Ellis & Team, TMI Hospitality

Oh Snap! LIVE UNITED Photo
Gate City Bank

LIVE UNITED Catalyst Award
Chelsea Monda, Sundog / Carrie Carney, Eventide Senior Living Communities


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