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  1. Employee Campaign Chair of the Year
    This award recognizes the key leadership position in companies and organizations that consistently determines the success of the campaign, and is given to an employee campaign coordinator who has shown exemplary commitment to United Way of Northeast Florida and our community. It is given to companies based on employee size: less than 100 employees; 100-500 employees; 500-1500 employees; more than 1500 employees. At least five of the following criteria must be met to be eligible for the award:

    Attend ECC Training Participated in United Way of Northeast Florida-managed volunteer event Organized United Way presentations/employee meetings Acquired incentives for participation in the campaign Promoted leadership giving programs Increased employee percentage participation from prior year Increased total dollars raised from prior year Used innovative ideas and strategies when running campaign

  2. New Campaign of the Year
    Each year a new company that ran an outstanding campaign for the first time is honored. The winner is selected based on organizational support, level of employee participation, campaign results, internal communications, special events, showing the campaign video, running a leadership campaign, hosting a community impact or recipient speaker and volunteer participation.

  3. Small Business of the Year
    This award recognizes an outstanding campaign put forth by a small business. The winner is selected based on organizational support, level of employee participation, campaign results, internal communications, special events, showing the campaign video, running a leadership campaign, hosting a community impact or recipient speaker and volunteer participation.

  4. Circle of Honor
    The Circle of Honor recognizes companies and organizations at the level of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. At each level there are four criteria, of which two must be met to receive the award.
      %ParticipationEmployee Per Capita% Employee Campaign Increase% Employee Giving to Community Impact Fund
    Platinum Award80% or higher$250 or higher25% or higher90-100%
    Gold Award60-79%$150-$24920%-24%85-89%
    Silver Award40-59%$100-$14915-19%80-84%
    Bronze Award35-39%$50-$9910-14%75-79%


  5. Million Dollar Circle
    This award recognizes those companies whose long-standing support has resulted in achieving and exceeding one million dollars.

  6. Summit Award (All Circle of Honor Organizations qualify for the Summit Awards)
    This is the highest honor presented to organizations that best exemplify the vision of United Way through their spirit, involvement, and leadership during the campaign. This award will be given to companies based on employee size: less than 100 employees; 100-500 employees; 500 - 1500 employees; more than 1500 employees. There are two sets of criteria pertaining to this award.

    A minimum of two of the following criteria must be met for the organization to be considered for this award:
    Gave a corporate gift or match on employee contributions Increased total dollars raised from previous campaign by 5% Increased percent of employee participation from previous campaign by 5% Increased number of leadership givers from previous campaign by 5% Increased employee contribution to the Community Impact Fund by 5% or maintained a Community Impact Fund contribution of 80% or higher.

    In addition, a minimum of six criteria must be met from the following:
    Participated in a United Way-managed volunteer event Received visible support from CEO/President/Manager Organized employee campaign meetings which were informative and educational Loaned or sponsored a Community Builder and/or participated as a Resource Management volunteer Participated in leadership giving events/meetings Utilized Community Impact speakers/tours Promoted United Way through internal communications, emphasizing the Community Impact Fund Hosted special events or fundraising activities to enhance employee campaign Ran as a Pacesetter Implemented a New Hires Program

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