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Seven Local Businesses Named Champions for the Community

Community Champions Celebration honors local businesses

Mile High United Way recognizes our corporate partners and their employees for going above and beyond for our community 

This year's Mile High United Way Community Champions Celebration honored seven Metro Denver corporate partners for their exceptional philanthropic contributions to our community. The event, held at Mile High United Way;s Morgridge Center for Community Change, honored companies big and small with awards recognizing their overall giving, employee campaign creativity, and high levels of engagement with the local community. 

“We are so grateful for every single Mile High United Way corporate partner, and we are thrilled to recognize companies who have gone above and beyond for our community,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO of Mile High United Way. “This is what a community United looks like.”

Each year, Mile High United Way partners with more than 800 Metro Denver companies to raise nearly $26 million. This philanthropic giving supports long-term solutions that ensure children are learning and reading at grade level; young people graduate from high school ready for college or the workforce; and individuals and families can meet their basic needs and have every opportunity to move toward economic success. 

This year's Mile High United Way Community Champion awardees include:

Johns Manville, Brown Brothers Harriman, and Murphy Company: The Champion of Hope is the highest award given to companies for not only running an outstanding workplace campaign, but also for their deep commitment to the community. Johns Manville employees raised $442,000 this year. Brown Brothers Harriman raised $61,000 through their campaign, and Murphy Company had a 49% increase in charitable giving over last year, raising a total of $36,000.

McKinsey and Company: Spirit of Hope is the award given to newly-launched employee giving campaigns. McKinsey and Company had a 104% increase in charitable giving, and 87% overall employee participation, raising $75,000. 

Mortenson Construction: The Best Employee Engagement and Boots on the Ground award was presented to Mortenson Construction for their campaign's increased giving and volunteerism. 

The Zachry Group: The Best Campaign Event award was presented to Zachry Group for utilizing creativity to increase education, teambuilding, and competition throughout their Caddy Stack themed campaign. 

EKS&H: Winning the Best Collaboration and Innovation award, EKS&H made the environmentally friendly shift to a paperless campaign, through online and mobile giving. This resulted in 91% employee participation this year.

In addition to this year's award winners, we would like to recognize our past Cornerstone and Keystone Society members for the incredible work they do in the Metro Denver community.

CenturyLink, PCL Construction, Wells Fargo, Xcel Energy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, CoBank, Comcast, KPMG, Lockton, PwC and UPS.