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 United Way of Central Indiana bestows upon a corporate partner. Winners have the highest commitment to our community, and they show it by giving, advocating and volunteering with true passion. The 2020 Spirit United recipients were GEICO, MSD of Lawrence Township, Shiel Sexton and Telamon.

2020 Spirit United Recipients

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

2020 recipients of the award were:
  • Corteva Agrisciences
  • Crowe
  • Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.
  • Roche Diagnostics
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    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 Steve Campbell.

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.

2020 recipient: Michael Dilts, Shiel Sexton
2019 recipient: Mary Boelke, Deloitte LLP
2018 recipient: Kirsten Casteel, Eli Lilly and Company

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Campbell.

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.

2020 recipient: Sarah King, Deloitte LLP
2019 recipient: Lindy Richman, Emmis Communications
2018 recipient: Brianna Saunders, Indianapolis Power & Light Company

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Campbell.

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 2020 were:
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation
  • UPS
  • OneAmerica
  • Allison Transmission, Inc., and UAW Local #933
  • Fischer Homes
  • Citizens Energy Group
  • Indianapolis Power & Light Company
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Community Health Network
  • GEICO
  • Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana

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:
2020: GEICO, MSD of Lawrence Township, Shiel Sexton Company, Inc., Telamon Corporation
2019: J.C. Hart Company, Krieg DeVault LLP, and Pacers Sports and Entertainment
2018: Hachette Book Group, HomeBank SB, Hulman & Company, National Bank of Indianapolis
2017: Cummins, Inc., Deloitte, Gregory & Appel Insurance, KAR Auction Services
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 28, 2020.



If you have any questions, please contact Steve Campbell.