Awards and Recognition

United Way of Kenosha County is honored by the commitment of our workplace campaigns and community partners to creating opportunities for a better life for all residents of Kenosha County.  Our Annual Celebrate United Gala provides the opportunity to say thank you to every one of those individuals and partners that create opportunities and change lives now and for generations to come.  It is our honor to work with you to build a better Kenosha County.  



Thank you to our 2017 Annual Celebrate United Gala Sponsors 




Awards of Excellence

Partner of the year

The partner of the year award is given to the company or organization that stands out from the rest.  Recipients of this award are chosen for their commitment to making an impact in the community in one or more of United Way focus areas of education, financial stability, and health.  This award may be given to a campaign partner, partner agency, or other collaborating organization in Kenosha County.

2017 Partner of the Year is presented to Kenosha Unified School District for Teaching, Inspiring, and Encouraging Kenosha County Children.

Volunteer Partner of the Year

Volunteer Partner of the Year is awarded to the partner that has shown the greatest commitment to employee volunteering in the community.  Primary criteria for the winning company is based on number of employees that participatein events, including Day of Caring, Readers Are Leaders, or other volunteer opportunities coordinated by United Way of Kenosha County.  Consideration may be given to those companies that consistently engage employees in volunteer opportunities for UWKC partner agencies throughout the year as appropriate.

2017 Volunteer Partner of the Year is presented to Carthage College for Generous Commitment of Time, Support, and Inspiration to Kenosha County.

Shining Star

The Shining Star award is awarded to the campaign partner that has shown the greatest overall improvemment in conducting their employee campaign.  In addition to having the greatest increase in the total amount of money raised for United Way of Kenosha County, the campaign leaders demonstrated an exceptional commitment to encouraging employee participation.

2017 Shining Star Award is presented to Educators Credit Union for Initiative, Enthusiasm, and Support to your United Way Campaign