Workplace Campaign Guide

Why organize a Campaign to benefit the United Way of the Laurel Highlands?

When you organize a United Way workplace campaign, you have the opportunity to educate employees about the needs right here in our community and connect them with easy ways to give back. Whether through volunteering opportunities, donations, or advocating, statistics show that employees who work for companies that have a Corporate Social Responsibility Program are more productive and happier in the workplace. 

Where do you start?

CONNECT

Connect with a Community Relationship Manager at the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. Depending upon your County, select which Community Relationship Manager you would like to contact. 

Companies in Somerset County:

Rick Kazmer

(724) 840-2775  Rick@uwlaurel.org

Companies in Cambria County:

Matthew Pudliner

(814) 535-2563  MattP@uwlaurel.org

Campaign Chairs

2021 Campaign Committee Chair
Jim Huerth - President
AmeriServ Trust & Financial Services
 
Tocqueville Society Chair
Ed Sheehan, President & CEO
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
 

ADVOCATE

Invite us in! We would love the opportunity to present our message to your employees! What matters is that the organization, business, or individual becomes familiar with the United Way of the Laurel Highlands, and also gains insight into how the UWLH is an independent, volunteer driven, community leading organization responsible for creating, expanding, and accelerating social change in Cambria and Somerset Counties. 


CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

2020-2021 Pledge Form

United Way at a Glance

UWLH - Logo

WOMEN UNITED - Logo

2020 Community Impact Video


Workplace Coordinators Role is to publicize the United Way campaign where you work, schedule presentations, distribute and collect pledge forms, and coordinate any other fundraisers that can bring staff together for fundraising and team-building exercises. The time commitment varies based on the size of the workplace, but the typical campaign period is usually just two weeks. At the end, you will be asked to complete the simple Company Report Form and submit it along with any cash/checks collected, as well as copies of employee pledge forms, to the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. We encourage you to attend United Way kickoff event in September and our Allocation event in May. This is your opportunity to see the organizations that your dollars fund receive their grants. 

Need help with running your campaign? Below is a list of resources that can assist you:

1. Building Your Team - How To

2. Making Your Ask - What To Do, When To Do It

3. Best Practices for Your Campaign

4. Final Pledge Tally & Corporate Pledge Amount Form