Corporate Engagement

Get up, get out, and make a difference in your community!

Volunteering is a great way to engage your employees in the work of United Way. Lend a hand to improve lives in the areas of education, income, health or basic needs. United Way can help you coordinate one-time or ongoing projects throughout the year!

Thanks to Minnwest Bank for partnering with an United Way Corporate Engagement event with Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf.Corporate Engagement Volunteer Event Set Up

If you would like help from United Way to set up a Corporate Engagement event for your company - click here.

Additional volunteer opportunities for groups or individuals can be found on our website.

Corporate Engagement Award

This award honors a company that has an engaged, year-round volunteer program that improves the communities where it operates.

2016 Corporate Engagement Award
First Alliance Credit Union is committed to living out their mission through their new tagline “All for One,” which simply means ALL we do is FOR every ONE of our members.  A great example is their leadership in an event called “Plus it Forward,” which has been a success the past two years with full employee participation.  In this one-day event, they give their employees the opportunity to volunteer with various local charities and not-for-profit organizations.  They even invited Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union employees to join them in this effort.  This year 57 individuals came together for one day to volunteer 135 hours in our community. Accepting this award is Mark Hettinger and Kim Ferraro.

IBM was awarded the first evey Corporate Engagementy Award in 2015 for going all out to win it! IBM partnered with United Way this year to identify non-profit volunteer assignments for IBM individuals or teams. During their ECCC campaign, over 300 IBM employees helped 14 non-profits around SE Minnesota.

Additional Information

Millennials: Changing the Landscape of Employee Volunteering

For more information, contact Kris Brewer, Operations Specialist at 507-287-2487 or