Campaign 2014 is a big success!

Campaign Chairs Bruce and Ann Willis thanked volunteers, participating companies, employee donors and community philanthropists at the new United Way Celebration of Caring awards event held Wednesday, March 25 at the Yakima Convention Center. More than 100 gathered to celebrate the successful effort that raised $1,610,127 for United Way of Central Washington and communities throughout Yakima and Kittitas Counties.

Tree Top Inc. took top honors for their long-standing commitment to their employees' workplace campaign. Bruce and Ann awarded the company and its employees the Campaign Chairs Award.

Here are the other award winners:

CAMPAIGN PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Largest Corporate Gift

Yakima Federal Savings and Loan

Largest Increase in Corporate Gift

Gilbert Orchards

Largest New Corporate Gift

Building Materials Supply Co.

Largest Employee Campaign

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Largest Increase in Employee Giving

The Dolsen Companies

New Innovative Employee Engagement

Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center

Most Employee Pillars

Tree Top Inc.

Employee Pillars Growth

Moss Adams LLP

Yakima Heart Center

100% Pillars Employee Campaign

Elliott Insurance

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Best Expanded Corporate Leadership

Gilbert Orchards

Best New Campaign

PEXCO

Innovative Campaign Leadership

Cow Palace

Yakima Heart Center

Tree Top Inc.

Marketing Partner of the Year

Smith, Phillips & DiPietro Advertising and Public Relations

Employee Campaign Chairs of the Year

Steven Lewis & Martin Streich, PEXCO

Tim Franks & Cheryl Carroll, Yakima Heart Center

Bryan Braegger, Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center

Campaign Volunteers of the Year

Cragg Gilbert

Terry Abeyta

David Abeyta

Campaign Diligence

Duane Monick

Campaign Volunteers of Distinction

Julie Allen

Martin Streich

Sue Ford

Campaign Speakers of the Year

Erin Black

Daniela Aguilar

BEST OF INDUSTRY AWARDS

Diversified Companies

The Dolsen Companies:
Coca Cola Bottling of Yakima, Cow Palace, Harrah Feedlot

Agriculture

Gilbert Orchards

Government

City of Sunnyside

Education

Heritage University

Yakima School District

Insurance

Wells Fargo

Healthcare

Yakima Heart Center

Nonprofit

Yakima Family YMCA

Real Estate

Valley Title Guarantee

Financial Services

Moss Adams LLP

Professionals

Abeyta-Nelson PLLC.

Retail

Kohl’s

Macy’s