Butler University is among a select group in the six-county Central Indiana area that has earned the Company that Cares distinction for results during the 2013 United Way of Central Indiana annual workplace campaign.
United Way awards the designation to organizations that reach their fundraising or participation goal and achieve benchmarks in volunteer community participation, leadership giving, and more. Companies that Care also excel in educating employees about community needs and the best ways to meet them, and exemplify the spirit of volunteerism by allowing employees to give time to United Way programs or its agencies.
A United Way representative will present the award at Staff Assembly on Wednesday, October 22.
The United Way of Central Indiana said Butler has been a generous partner for more than 20 years. In 1991, the University raised $25,087.52, and contributions have grown significantly since then. Overall, Butler has raised $595,696.23 over the life of the campaign. The United Way credited 2013 Employee Campaign Chairs James Cramer, Community Engagement Manager for Clowes Memorial Hall, and Jeanne VanTyle, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, for generously volunteering their time and energy to make the campaign such a success at the University.
In the last three years, Butler University has received the following awards and recognition from United Way: A Company that Cares (2013), Breakthrough Campaign (2013), Top 200 Companies (2013), Top 200 Companies (2012), and Top 200 Companies (2011).
“Being named a Company that Cares is a very special honor,” United Way President and CEO Ann D. Murtlow said. “It means that you are an organization providing community leadership through your commitment to United Way’s mission of helping people learn more, earn more, and lead safe and healthy lives.”
Honorees each receive a showcase sculpture and the use of the Company that Cares logo in communications materials.
“For us to be recognized by United Way, an organization that is doing their part to help the community, is a big honor,” said Josh Downing, head of Butler’s Staff Assembly.