2016 Annual Reception

SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

2015 CHEVY MAILBU WINNER AMANDA SCHISEL OF BANK FIRST NATIONAL
CANCUN TRIP WINNER TARA HAAG OF MANITOWOC FOOD SERVICE

GIVE AWARDS
PARTNER OF EXCELLENCE
This award recognizes the highest percentage increase in corporate contributions.  This may include special events, sponsorship and in-kind donations.
50 or more employees WINNER CHER-MAKE SAUSAGE
Less than 50 employees
WINNER SCHNECK

NEW & RE-UNITED PARTNER AWARD
This award recognizes businesses running their first employee campaign.  This includes employee giving, corporate donation, in-kind, sponsorships, and special events.

WINNER NEW FOX COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION
WINNER RE-UNITED SHIPBUILDERS CREDIT UNION

CAMPAIGN CHAMPION
This award recognizes an individual whose creativity and dedication translates into positive results for United Way’s’ campaign. As a true leader, their actions support the efforts of United Way’s campaign increasing participation and awareness.  This individual is an ambassador for United Way of Manitowoc County.  Eligible nominees include team leaders, account executives, employee campaign coordinators, payroll, administration, or human resources.
WINNER BRETT SIIKARLA

IMPACT AWARDS   
COLLABORATION AWARD
This award recognizes collaboration between three or more organizations that commit themselves to working on a specific issue or initiative to address a community need.  The goal of this collaboration is to produce positive outcomes for Manitowoc County that one partner alone could not achieve.
WINNER MISHICOT SNACKPACK PROGRAM

EDUCATION AWARD
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success.  This award recognizes an individual, school, organization, or business that is working with children, individuals or families in service areas of cradle to career.  All have a chance to reach their potential and be successful in school, work or life through this nominee’s dedication to reach positive outcomes that create change.  (Does not need to be a United Way funded program.)
WINNER TARA BRUCKNER, VALDERS HIGH SCHOOL

HEALTH AWARD
United Way is working to improve the quality of life for all.  This award recognizes an individual, school, organization or business that is working with all stages of life to foster the wellbeing of all.  This nominee’s work supports outcomes that lead to a healthy community.  Areas of service may include mental wellness, home visiting, trauma informed care, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, safety, domestic violence, elderly falls, homelessness, healthy relationships, or abuse and neglect.
WINNER CURT GREEN, MANITOWOC COUNTY CORONER
 
INCOME AWARD
United Way’s work in income is focused on ensuring all families and individuals achieve financial stability.  This award recognizes an individual, school, organization or business whose efforts result in positive community outcomes that lead to self sufficiency and financial literacy throughout Manitowoc County.  This nominee may provide services, education or support for students, individuals or families.  Areas of service may include gaining and retaining employment, saving and building assets, basic budgeting skills, fiscal responsibility, advancing careers, or meets a need during a time of crisis through a program focused on financial stability and independence.  (Does not need to be a United Way funded program.)
WINNER KIM ROONEY, UNITEDONE CREDIT UNION

VOLUNTEER AWARDS
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes an individual who lives the mission of United Way year round.  This person contributes time, guidance and voice to support critical community issues.  They meet a community need through their volunteerism.  They are a great value to our community helping to create positive change.
WINNER HENRY STURM

EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE AWARD
The Extraordinary Service award will be presented at United Way Manitowoc County’s Annual Reception on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  This award recognizes an individual directly involved with the United Way and/or a United Way funded program. This nominee is truly dedicated to addressing community needs through their volunteer work. This individual’s continuing efforts and activities are philosophically aimed at accomplishing the United Way’s mission to improve quality of life for all in our community through volunteer and resource development, partnership building, and advocacy. The award can be granted posthumously.
WINNER MIKE HOWE, MIKE HOWE BUILDERS