For the third consecutive year, United Way of Monroe County earned the Golden Excellence in Media (GEM) Award at the Indiana Association of United Ways State Leaders Conference. This "best in show" award for mid-sized United Ways specifically recognized the 2016-2017 "Empowering your community. One donation at a time." fundraising campaign print materials.
Additionally, at the April 13th event, we brought home first place awards for our "Make Days (and Lives) Merry & Bright" holiday donation mailer and Thank You video along with a second place award for our "Empowering your Community" campaign kick-off event.
A panel of statewide United Way peers choose winners based on innovation, accomplishment of purpose, production quality, and measurable success.
"It's quite exciting to receive this top honor from our peers for our campaign and communications work for a third consecutive year. The winning pieces illustrate the impact of donations in action by highlighting how United Way supporters foster outcomes in the lives of real people in our community," remarked Jennifer Hottell, Community Engagement Director.
Pictured above: United Way team members Jennifer Hottell and Barry Lessow accept the GEM Award from Maureen Noe (center), President and CEO, Indiana Association of United Ways.