Corporate Partners

We appreciate all the hard work our corporate partners in Central Indiana have put into supporting our causes.

Spirit United

This prestigious award is the most significant honor that United Way of Central Indiana can bestow on a company. Winners have the highest commitment to our community, and they show it by giving, advocating and volunteering with true passion. The 2018 Spirit United recipients were Hachette Book Group, HomeBanksb, Hulman and Company and The National Bank of Indianapolis.

Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher. HBG has consistently supported United Way, ranking as one of the top five employers in Boone County for many years. In 2017, HBG sponsored the Boone County Backpack Attack and 900 backpacks were distributed throughout the community as a result. One HBG employee helped establish the Area Northwest Backpack United Festival, which supplies over 800 students with school supplies, medical screenings and basic needs items. HBG has persevered to ensure its growing staff understands the importance of community impact, reflected by 60% participation in their workplace fundraising efforts and a near $28,000 campaign contribution to United Way. The company hosted its first National Community Service Day on April 18, participating in a variety of community service activities including United Way’s Restock the Classroom.

Learn more about Hachette Book Group


HomeBanksb is a community bank that serves Morgan, Johnson, Putnam and Hendricks counties. HomeBank  has consistently partnered with United Way, providing over $124,000 in financial contributions over the years. In 2017, HomeBank planned various workplace fundraising opportunities benefiting United Way, resulting in a total campaign contribution of over $17,000 and a 50% increase in employee payroll contributions. This year, HomeBank was eager to support United Way’s priority area of education and 12 employees currently serve as ReadUP tutors in Morgan County elementary schools. The company also provided a corporate contribution of $5,000 to six ReadUP programs in their community.

Learn more about HomeBanksb

Hulman and Company

Hulman and Company, owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was founded in 1850 as a wholesale supplier of groceries, tobacco and liquor. In 2017, Hulman and Company’s own Mark Miles and Allison Melangton served as United Way Engagement Co-Chairs. They led the United Way @100 Committee, supporting United Way in reaching its 100th anniversary goals. The company supported United Way throughout the year, collecting items for 6,000 hygiene kits that were donated to Christamore House, a United Way partner agency. During the holiday season, Hulman and Compnay hosted United Way Monday Nights during Lights at the Brickyard, donating $5 from every ticket sold. The company also helped United Way culminate its 100th anniversary celebration, hosting A Future United at IMS.

The National Bank of Indianapolis

The National Bank of Indianapolis was founded in 1993 with a focus on superior service, local ownership and community involvement. The Bank has proudly supported the Central Indiana community since its inception, providing direct financial support through sponsorships, monetary contributions and in-kind donations. In 2017, the Bank saw a near $8,000 increase in giving during workplace campaigns and donated over $63,000 to a total of 29 United Way of Central Indiana agencies. Over the past year, many employees served on the boards of various United Way agencies and over 50 employees volunteered directly with agencies. Most recently, the Bank’s employees participated in “Hand Raisers for 100,” donating over 2,000 items in a school supply drive supporting Teachers Treasures.

Learn more about The National Bank of Indianapolis

Corporate Resources

We created a workplace toolkit for two key purposes. First, to align the branding of United Way and its workplace partners. Second, to provide resources - such as email samples, print materials, best practice guidelines and photography - that align with the new United Way Digital Brand Guidelines.

View the Workplace Marketing Toolkit

Corporate Recognition

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Impact Area Awards

Impact Area Awards

These awards recognize corporate partners for "Going Above and Beyond" in each of our four impact areas - Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs

2017 recipients of the award were Dow AgroSciences, Bowen Engineering and Home Bank SB.

Applications and guidelines are sent to all United Way of Central Indiana corporate partners. Nominations are completed by the companies and returned to United Way of Central Indiana.

An internal cross functional team will select the finalists and winners based on the completed nominations.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Presley.

Exceptional Executive Award

Exceptional Executive Award

The Exceptional Executive Award, recognizes a premier executive who championed United Way engagement and giving. Exceptional Executives, in our corporate partners, are key to bringing our mission to life! By supporting and encouraging their teams to get engaged with United Way of Central Indiana, these Exceptional Executives are making a huge impact in our community.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Wilson.

Exceptional Engagement Coordinator Award

Exceptional Engagement Coordinator Award

The Exceptional Engagement Coordinator Award, recognizes a premier engagement coordinator for their efforts with the employee giving in their company. Exceptional Engagement Coordinators are at the forefront of all of the activities surrounding our corporate partners. These individuals take on the added responsibility of spearheading giving and volunteering initiatives in order to make an amazing impact in our community, and are the United Way of Central Indiana ambassadors within their organization.

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Johnson.

Top Community Investors

Top Community Investors

The most successful partners are the stars of our show at the Annual Meeting. They are invited to accept their awards on-stage, in front of nearly 1,000 corporate and community leaders.

Our top investors of 2017 were:

  • Allison Transmission, Inc., and UAW Local #933
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana
  • AT&T Inc., CWA & IBEW
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Citizens Energy Group
  • CNO Financial Group, Inc.
  • Community Health Network
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Duke Energy
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Indiana University Health
  • The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF
  • Indianapolis Power & Light Company
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • OneAmerica
  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation
  • Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation
  • St.Vincent Health
  • UPS
  • Walker
  • Faegre Baker Daniels

Spirit United

Spirit United

Through unparalleled combinations of financial, resource and volunteer commitments, these award-winners stand apart when it comes to supporting United Way of Central Indiana.

Past Spirit United honorees:
2016: Gander Mountain Distribution Center, Gene B. Glick Company, PepsiCo/Gaterade, Regions Bank
2015: Delta Faucet Company, RJE Business Interiors and United Water
2014: August Mack Environmental, Covance, Faegre Baker Daniels and Dow AgroSciences
2013: Duke Realty, Ice Miller, Indianapolis Power & Light Company and Roche Diagnostics
2012: Allison Transmission Inc. and UAW Local #933, BKD LLP, CNO Financial Group Inc. and Community Health Network
2011: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, LDI, Ltd, LLC, OneAmerica and St. Vincent Health
2010: Herff Jones Inc., ProLiance Energy LLC, State Bank of Lizton and UPS
2009: Citizens Energy Group, Eli Lilly and Company, RJE business interiors and Walker

Company That Cares

Company That Cares

United Way of Central Indiana’s Company that Cares award celebrates the companies that have made an exceptional commitment to United Way campaigns and partnerships. These companies have exceeded their goals and display exceptional commitment during the year and the annual campaign.

By running a successful workplace campaign, you could join an outstanding group that’s leading the way in meaningful impact throughout Central Indiana.

As an award recipient, your organization will stand out in the community as part of a select group that has shown special concern and compassion for Central Indiana. Company that Cares award winners receive:

  • A beautiful award that recognizes your organization's commitment to the community
  • Recognition in United Way publications
  • A tool kit that includes co-branded materials

Company that Cares award applications must be submitted no later than February 23, 2018. For additional information, please contact Akilah Webster at 317-921-1215 or