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At United Way’s 2017 Annual Meeting on February 21, 2017, at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Pillar Circle Awards were presented to eight companies who each raised over $100,000 in employee and corporate contributions for the 2016 Campaign.



The Pillar Circle Award of Outstanding Achievement was presented to four companies who raised $100,000 to $200,000:

International Paper
Savannah River Remediation

Elanco had a fun kickoff presentation utilizing United Way’s outer space theme. They even performed a song they wrote about United Way to the lyrics of the Village People’s YMCA. Elanco raised $100,000 which includes a corporate match.

International Paper invited United Way to speak during safety meetings, had great give-a-ways, and had another record-breaking year, raising almost $155,000, including a corporate match.

Kellogg’s annually hosts the largest hot dog kickoff in the CSRA and offers great incentives, which resulted in raising over $129,000, including a corporate match.

Savannah River Remediation allowed United Way and our agencies to speak to employees, held countless special events such as bowling, softball, and golf tournaments raising over $102,000.



The Pillar Circle Award of Distinction was presented to a company who raised $200,000 to $300,000:

Publix Super Markets

Publix is among the top four contributors for United Way of the CSRA. They hold cookouts and jean days, and they raised over $236,000, including a corporate match. Publix and their employees were recognized for their hard work and commitment to United Way and the community.



The Pillar Circle Award of Excellence was presented to two companies who each raised over $300,000.  They were recognized for their persistence and determination which resulted in record-breaking campaigns:

Club Car
Southern Nuclear Operating Company

Club Car reached for the stars and had a record-breaking year raising $300,000, which included employee pledges, a corporate match, and money raised from special events. Club Car’s United Way committee made clear, concise goals and wrapped-up a stellar campaign. Congratulations on a job well done!

Southern Nuclear Operating Company ranked number two in Top Campaigns focusing on employee participation and lots of fun special events, including a pig-kissing contest. Congratulations on raising a total exceeding $310,000 in employee giving, a corporate gift, and special events.



The Pillar Circle Pinnacle Award was presented to a company who raised over $400,000:

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions continues to keep community forefront. As United Way’s largest company campaign and the first company to receive the Pinnacle Award, the employees of SRNS raised over $402,000 in employee and corporate contributions for United Way of the CSRA.

The commitment for United Way is evident through their countless activities such as a lot of food and dessert sales and baseball and golf tournaments. Special thanks to Carter Hopkins for his leadership as well as Richard Baker and the entire committee for their hard work.

Congratulations to all of these award recipients for their outstanding support of United Way and the community!