The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas annual workplace campaign season is off to a strong start, thanks to the unwavering support of numerous North Texas companies. In appreciation of their efforts, United Way is recognizing the 2013 Pacesetters who continue to raise the bar by exceeding their fundraising goals with record-breaking campaign achievements.

United Way Pacesetters conduct early workplace campaigns between March and October. These early fundraising initiatives are part of the annual United Way of Metropolitan Dallas campaign, which remains underway though June 2014. Funds raised through the annual workplace campaign enable United Way to improve lives in North Texas by breaking the costly and destructive cycles of dropouts, poverty and poor health.

Campaign highlights from the 2013 United Way Pacesetters include the following:

  • AT&T/CWA 6215 had a record-breaking campaign year, increasing its contributions by 30 percent and exceeding $5 million.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation increased its campaign contributions by 184%, setting a new record this year, raising more than $1 million.
  • Alliance Data raised an additional 44 percent over last year’s total contributions.
  • Fluor Corporation grew its campaign contributions by 15 percent.
  • Trinity Industries, Inc. increased its contributions by 17 percent.
  • Baker Botts, LLP exceeded last’s year total contributions by 15 percent.
  • USAA grew contributions by 69 percent.
  • Children’s Medical Center of Dallas more than doubled contributions, increasing 121 percent.

“We want to thank the outstanding campaign accomplishments of our United Way Pacesetters for their commitment to improving the lives of thousands of North Texans,” said Tom Falk, chairman and CEO ofKimberly-Clark and the 2013 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas campaign chair. “Their enthusiastic support allows United Way to put valuable resources to work to break costly and destructive cycles and invest in programs that prepare students to graduate, help families leave poverty and live healthy, responsible lives.”

Five Pacesetter companies each raised $1 million or more through their campaigns: AT&T/CWA 6215, Atmos Energy Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Energy Future Holdings Portfolio of Companies and UPS.

Six Pacesetter corporations earned LIVE UNITED Awards for their outstanding work in giving, advocating and volunteering for United Way. The organizations are: Bank of Texas, Companion Data Services, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fluor Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

“Pacesetting corporations continue to build on monumental success breaking fundraising records consistently year after year,” said Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “They’re leading the charge toward changing lives and we are grateful for their inspiring influence and unprecedented generosity.”

Outstanding New Campaign
USAA

Best Practices Award for eWay
Comerica

Best Practices Award for Volunteerism
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Best Practices Award for Young Professional Engagement
Energy Future Holdings Portfolio of Companies

Outstanding Leadership Campaign
Alliance Data
Baker Botts, LLP
Baylor Health Care System
Energy Future Holdings Portfolio of Companies
La Quinta Inns and Suites
RealPage, Inc.
Trinity Industries, Inc.

Outstanding Tocqueville Campaign
AT&T/CWA 6215
Baker Botts, LLP
Comerica

Outstanding Campaign Growth
Alliance Data
AT&T/CWA 6215
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
USAA

Outstanding Service Provider Campaign
ChildCareGroup

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas offers North Texans highly effective ways to help people change their lives forever. United Way is one of the largest non-governmental funders — investing nearly $50 million in one year — for programs focused on Education, Income and Health in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and southern Denton counties. By breaking the destructive cycles of dropouts, poverty and poor health for hundreds of thousands of people each year, United Way donors, volunteers and advocates create long-term improvements throughout the region. To learn more, please visit United WayDallas.org.

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