We are thankful for our corporate and philanthropic partners, and individuals who choose to Live United and champion the Child Well-Being Movement. Their generous financial and in-kind support are vital to our mission, and their employee volunteer efforts enable us to engage with more people in need throughout our communities. Please join us in recognizing and thanking our 2019 Award Recipients!
These awards recognize significant support to the Child Well-Being Impact Fund. Nominees were committed advocates for United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Child Well-Being movement and actively encourage employees and others in their circle on the importance of supporting child well-being through gifts of time, talent, and treasure. We have two awards in this category – corporate and foundation.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, like United Way, recognizes that the well-being of children is interconnected with their families and communities, and that equity is the starting point for reimagining systems that will improve children’s lives. United Way of Greater Atlanta is fortunate to have a strong relationship with the foundation, whose shared core values have led to significant investments in student and family engagement initiatives over the past decade.
King & Spalding is dedicated to United Way and the Child Well-Being Agenda and knows that their support helps ensure that all children, regardless of zip code, have the opportunity to succeed. In addition, King & Spalding is the leading law firm contributor to United Way of Greater Atlanta for 16 consecutive years, raising over $875,000 for United Way this year from 615 committed donors – representing 79 percent participation among full-time personnel. The firm’s commitment is enduring; raising nearly $11 million with 76 percent of all giving directed to the Child Well-Being Impact Fund.
These awards went to the individual and the organization that have demonstrated a significant commitment to volunteerism in support of the Child Well-Being Movement. Nominated organizations exhibit a workplace culture that embeds volunteerism as a core tenet of giving back to the community.
Patricia has a long history of donating her time, talent and treasure with United Way that stretches back over 2 and a half decades. She twice served as chair of our South Fulton Advisory Board, which expanded its industry diversity and commitment to Child Well-Being under her tenure. She has also served on the Community Engagement Council, the Community Investment Council and supported numerous United Way initiatives in affordable housing and workforce development.
McKinsey and Company has been an integral partner in developing how we share and talk about Child Well-Being with the broader community. Through their skill-based volunteering, McKinsey worked with United Way to develop the interactive Child Well-Being map, as well as other data visualization projects and return on investment modeling. McKinsey has truly evolved their volunteerism into the realm of strategic thought partnership.
This award goes to the organization that was most effectively teamed up with other organizations to strategically address systems-level issues using a collective impact model. Nominees were organizations who aligned their work with the Child Well-Being Index and were pioneers in recognizing the power of the partnerships and collaboration.
The Banneker High School Student and Family Engagement Center exemplifies the power of collaboration and the concrete ways in which partners can eliminate barriers that impede a child’s well-being and ability to learn in school. Through a network of 50 partnerships, the SAFE Center provides a multitude of services which range from a full-scale clothing closet, an onsite food pantry that distributes up to 6000 pounds of food weekly, academic support and alternative discipline options, and in-house mental health support.
The next award is the Working in Place Champion Award. This award goes to the organization that demonstrated the most effective use of best practices in collaboration and place-based work. Those nominated showed work deeply rooted in and driven by the needs of the members of the community they served and formed creative alliances to solve a previously overlooked problem.
This award goes to the organization that demonstrated the most effective use of best practices in collaboration and place-based work. Those nominated showed work deeply rooted in and driven by the needs of the members of the community they served and formed creative alliances to solve a previously overlooked problem.
This award was given to the organization that has created a long-standing legacy of steadfast partnership with United Way across the company that includes both transformational giving and a commitment of time and talent at all levels of the company to advancing the mission of United Way.
Award Recipient: AT&T