Submitted by: Deloitte
Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions
Posted: Apr 15, 2004 – 12:00 AM EST
Apr. 15 /CSRwire/ -
United Way of America has focused significant resources in developing technology that encourages community investment through charitable donations. "Deloitte has set a new standard in workplace giving," said UWA President Brian Gallagher. "The firm’s record-setting campaign illustrates the collective results a corporate community can achieve through the use of technology."
The advancement of technology in the non-profit sector is critical to ultimately meeting the needs of philanthropic organizations and the populations they serve. "As the global workforce becomes more and more mobile, technology is helping us fulfill our commitment to corporate social responsibility," said William G. Parrett, CEO of Deloitte and board member of United Way of America. "Technology keeps our firm and our people in touch with, and responsive to, the needs of our communities."
Advanced technology, such as United eWay, not only enables donors to contribute remotely and securely, it allows companies to run paperless campaigns, access real-time reporting, reduce costs and better track when pledged dollars reach designated agencies. For the first time, in 2003, Deloitte conducted a single, coordinated nationwide United Way campaign that crossed all functional areas of the firm. This coordinated effort was made possible through the availability of electronic giving. "We are very proud to be the leader in United Way’s electronic giving campaigns," said James H. Quigley, CEO of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. "But we’re even more pleased about the impact our people are having on their communities through their choice to support United Way."
Gallagher noted that Deloitte also leads the country in corporate participation in United Way’s prestigious Alexis de Tocqueville Society, which is comprised of individuals who contribute $10,000 or more. With 460 donors at this level, the firm increased its number of Alexis de Tocqueville Society members by 30 percent.
Several Deloitte offices around the country have also been recognized for excellence with United Way. For example, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago bestowed its highest honor – the Community Spirit Award – to Deloitte’s Chicago office. The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas honored Roger Nanney, Deloitte’s managing partner in the Mid-America region, with its CEO of the Year Award.
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About United Way of America
United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making a measurable impact in every community across America. The United Way movement includes approximately 1,400 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.
For more information, visit www.unitedway.org.
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