Celebrating Campaign Success

Nancy Suchomski addresses the crowd


On March 12, 2019, United Way honored the hard work of our Employee Campaign Coordinators (ECCs) with a festive celebration at Papa Del's Pizza Factory in Champaign.

ECCs are the link between United Way and our 230+ Workplace Campaign partners. ECCs manage all aspects of a company's employee giving campaign.  From initial planning to gathering up the last pledge form, they work with United Way staff to have the best campaign possible!

ECC's helped United Way of Champaign County raise $1,606,000 in employee pledges in the 2018 annual campaign (and counting!). That's over 50% of our annual fundraising total! ECCs volunteer their time to make sure all employees at their company have the opportunity to give.

Guest speaker Cynthia Bruno, United Way Board Member and ECL graduate, shared a touching personal message of how she came to love the Champaign County community - and why giving back is personal. Members of the Board were on hand to personally thank all the ECCs in attendance. We can't say Thank You enough!

ECC of the Year Award

Recognizing innovation and great campaign work

Megan Stebel, Farnsworth Group

Rebecca Timothy, Manivone Sysouvanh, Hiep Tran, Kelisha Shrestha, Randy Hehmann, Shannon Long, Marci Michell, Kim McCollom, Mike Tague, Carey Phillips,  Buffy Ater and Zach Baird  - Herff Jones

Nicholas Braun and Marcus Sargeant - LyondellBasell

Dave Henry, Amanda Kennedy, Mitzi Villalon, Joy Vaughn-Peacock, Brian Bancroft and Kristina Huisinga - PNC Bank

Tremayne Price and Joan Lund - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Excellence Awards

10 or more continuous years of service as a United Way ECC

Sandra Alsop - Spherion

Phil Knox - Tummelson Bryan & Knox, LLP

Outstanding Campaign Event

Farnsworth Group

"Office Olympics"


Thank you to all the Employee Campaign Coordinators for your efforts during your Workplace Giving Campaign!