AgFirst receives community awards from United Way of the Midlands
AgFirst is the proud recipient of several awards from United Way of the Midlands relating to community impact, employee engagement and financial support. For her work leading last year’s United Way workplace campaign, Laura Kauffman (middle), AgFirst executive project coordinator, was named campaign director of the year. AgFirst also received the Gold Award, and its workplace campaign was recognized as an advanced campaign.
“I’m honored to receive this award, especially as it helps recognize the hard work of our whole AgFirst United Way campaign team and the commitment of our leadership and employees,” Kauffman said. “United Way plays a crucial role in the Midlands to unite people and provide resources to improve the quality of life in our area.”
Last year, AgFirst employees raised $176,000 for United Way during the annual workplace campaign. Giving increased 9% from the previous year and surpassed the Bank's initial goal. Employees are the backbone of these campaigns, and their generosity was recognized with AgFirst receiving United Way’s Gold Award. This award is given to a company with an employee per capita gift of $150-$399.
Additionally, AgFirst’s workplace campaign was recognized as an advanced campaign. This celebrates a company that completes United Way campaigns before the official launch of campaign season.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team and the great campaign we ran to unite our company and give back to our community,” Kauffman said.
These awards from United Way show the generosity, dedication and enthusiasm the AgFirst workforce has in supporting our community.