Orange County United Way hosted its annual Rally for Change event earlier this month bringing together more than 250 corporate partners, philanthropists, community leaders and advocates to recognize, celebrate and be inspired by those “Doing More” to create brighter futures for local children and families.
A special thank you to the incredible event sponsors, AT&T, Fluor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Anaheim Ducks for their support in making the annual celebration a success.
Several individuals and companies were recognized at the event for their achievements and contributions towards Orange County United Way’s goals in education, health, housing and financial stability this year.
The top honor went to Edwards Lifesciences who received the Dimensions in Giving Award for demonstrating an incredible amount of generosity to their surrounding community. Edwards Lifesciences has been a longtime corporate partner who has made an incredible impact by volunteering time, treasure and energy into many Orange County United Way initiatives, including the Destination Graduation program, Youth Career Connections, and adopting Washington Elementary to bring a new SparkPoint OC location all to the campus and address a critical need of families in the community.
UPS received the Leadership Society Award for having the most leadership donors during their campaign last year and for continuing to grow their partnership with United Way.
The Tocqueville Society Award was given to Pricewaterhouse Coopers who had the most Tocqueville donors ($10,000 or more annually) last year. Their incredible generosity and partnership extends into OC United Way committees, affinity groups and an overall passion to help others throughout the community.
Pacific Life was awarded the FACE 2024 Award for contributing more dollars to OC United Way’s Community Impact Fund than any other company in Orange County – helping fight for the education, health, housing and financial stability of every Orange County resident.
The United4OC Awards recognized corporate partners of all sizes for being a powerful philanthropic force in our community.
In businesses with less than 150 local employees, Gibson Dunn was awarded for making their corporate partnership with United Way a part of their office culture. Other nominees in this category included Paul Hastings, Sentry Insurance, Snell & Wilmer and Ware Malcomb.
In the second set of companies with 151 to 500 employees, Enterprise Rent-A-Car took home the award for their large number of leadership donors and generous support of United Way events. Other nominees in this category included 3M, Eaton Aerospace, KPMG and Nationwide Insurance.
Fluor Corporation received the United4OC award for companies with 500 or more local employees. Fluor’s commitment of more than 60 years has helped Orange County United Way increases its scope of impact in the community. Other nominees in this category included Automobile Club of Southern California, Costco, Disneyland and Target.
At the event, Orange County United Way launched its Doing More Challenge to encourage individuals to share on social media how they helping Orange County United Way reach its FACE2024 goals. Whether its volunteering in a children’s literacy effort, helping at a community garden, or providing funds to support a United Way, the campaign calls for all supporters of United Way to show how they are #DoingMore4OC.
To kick-start the challenge, United Way gave away two Anaheim Ducks tickets and a jersey autographed by star player Richard Rakell to one lucky guest who posted a photo or video showing how they are #DoingMore4OC!
Orange County United Way’s Rally for Change celebrates the power and impact of the many change agents in our community. Together with United Way, these power players in Orange County are committed to creating lasting change for residents of Orange County. Are you ready to Do More to help provide education, financial stability, health and housing for all Orange County families?
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