Competitive corn hole tournaments are fun, and who doesn’t love a good silent auction? While engaging events and employee challenges are proven ways to raise money for workplace campaigns, Grange Insurance knows it also takes shared goals, dedicated leadership and passionate associates. In fact, the central Ohio company’s recent workplace campaign demonstrated once again that it’s possible to have fun AND take reducing poverty seriously.
Through the hard work of a dedicated committee led by Natalina Fickell, the Employee Campaign Coordinator at Grange since 2012, the company’s 2016 United Way campaign increased overall from 2015 by $63,411. In total, Grange brought in more than $635,830 through associate pledges, company match and special event money raised. This amount includes a 9% increase to United Way’s Community Impact Fund, which goes directly to our work reducing poverty in our community.
Grange Insurance is well known for its commitment to improving central Ohio through its financial support, volunteerism and in-kind donations. And this consistent generosity begins at the top with visionary management who leads by example. In 2015, the company received United Way’s Leadership Giving Award, which honors an organization with strong CEO and management team support, and increased numbers of leadership givers and affinity group members.
According to Natalina, “One of our core values is Do the Right Thing and that is why the campaign is so important to Grange. It allows associates to live out our core values and make an impact on our neighbor’s lives.”
That impact may begin with a Friday Fun Day, silent auction, corn hole or a 50/50 raffle at campaign time, but it continues year-round with numerous fundraising and volunteer events that help build a stronger central Ohio. The contributions Grange and its associates make are critical to helping us reduce poverty and fight for strong families, vibrant neighborhoods and smart community solutions. Thank you, Grange!