Our Pacesetters Lead The Way!

Each year, a select group of local businesses take on the challenge to "jump start" the annual campaign by becoming a Pacesetter. While we haven't been able to have a Pacesetter Program since 2019 due to COVID, we still recognize these community leaders and hope to get back to a strong program in the future.
Pacesetter organizations lead the way in building a stronger, healthier community by running their United Way fundraising campaigns between mid-July and late September. They set the pace for United Way's Annual Campaign by building momentum for the community-wide effort to raise funds for local non-profit human service agencies and for initiatives that advance education, income, health and people's ability to meet basic needs.

The Pacesetter Commitment

Promote the LIVE UNITED call to action: Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
Conduct a workplace giving campaign from mid- July through late September.
Conduct a “Best Practices” campaign for your company.
Submit the results of your company campaign to the United Way by September 27th, 2019.

Benefits of Being a Pacesetter

Helps jumpstart the annual campaign - you set the pace for everyone else!
Connects your organization with other community-minded businesses.
Builds employee team unity and enhances their pride in helping the community.
Provides employees with an understanding of current needs.
Energizes your employees halfway through the year, taking advantage of the warm weather and breathing new life into your traditional fall campaign.
Recognizes, promotes, and showcases your organization through United Way advertising materials.
Positions your organization as a community leader.
Defines your company as an essential member of a team that raises resources for the local area!