Thank you everyone for celebrating with us at OVATION.
OVATION is an annual celebration to lift up the impact we create together as a community. This year's sponsors, Avista, KHQ, and Nectar Catering, graciously helped United Way host hundreds of guests at the Fox theater.
Guests were treated to performances by the Grant Elementary Drummers and Dancers and drummers from the Salish School of Spokane.
Eight awards were gifted to honor the commitment of companies and individuals in our community who go above and beyond to support Spokane County United Way. Through their generosity, and the generosity of donors throughout our community, Spokane County United Way continues its work to create safe homes free of child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence, increase learning opportunities and graduation rates, and improve the financial stability of families in our community.
Thanks to our community's generosity, Spokane County United Way's annual campaign raised $3,070,861.
As much as the campaign is about raising money, it is really about the impact that all of us have with our gifts. This year Spokane County United Way started an infant care room at Transitions Home Yard Cottages. Transitions is an organization that is dedicated to ending poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. United Way increased mentor support at Bemiss Elementary and Spokane Montessori with Communities in Schools which is an organization committed to surrounding students with a community of support in order to assist these students to stay in school and succeed in life. United Way hired a staff member to work on addressing the challenges faced by homeless youth in our community.
Thank you to our donors. Your generosity is behind every story!
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Congratulations to our 2020 OVATION Winners
Advocate of the Year: Sally Pritchard, retiring from Spokane County United Way
Your commitment to social justice, equity and service in our community guided us. Your influence and impact are felt in our community today and will continue beyond today. You are an inspiration to all.
Emerging Leader of the Year: Kristin Piscopo with STCU
Your expertise and efforts drive the vitality of the Emerging Leaders Society. Your energy and enthusiasm set an example within the community.
Campaign Coordinator of the Year: Jamie Haun with Rosauers Supermarkets
Volunteer Mobilization of the Year: Comcast
Partner Agency Campaign of the Year: The Arc of Spokane
Honorable Mentions: Frontier Behavioral Health and Lutheran Community Services
Small Employer of the Year: Integrus Architecture
Honorable Mention: The Journal of Business and Physicians Insurance
Mid-Size Employer of the Year: Spokane Industries
Honorable Mentions: Delta Dental and Wendle Motors
Large Employer of the Year: STCU
Honorable Mentions: Garco Construction and Rosauers Supermarkets