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UWCK honors 15 Pacesetters
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United Way of Central Kansas (UWCK) recognizes the top 15 Pacesetter Companies for their extraordinary contributions during the 2024 Workplace Campaigns. Through unwavering commitment and exceptional philanthropy, these companies collectively raised an impressive $95,000, accounting for 42% of UWCK’s total campaign funds for the year.

This achievement was made possible through the dedication and generosity of employees, the steadfast commitment of corporate teams, and invaluable sponsorships. The following businesses have been honored for their exemplary contributions:

2024 Overall Awards: Gold: Dillons; Silver: First Kansas Bank; Bronze: Superior Essex.

Top 15 Pacesetter Companies (in alphabetical order): Adams Brown LLC; City of Great Bend; Farmers Bank & Trust; Marmie Auto Group; Midwest Energy; One Gas; Pawnee Valley Community Hospital; Spectrum CPA Partners, LLC; Sunflower Electric Power Corp; University of Kansas Health System Great Bend; USD 428 Great Bend; Venture Corporation.

In addition to recognizing our top contributors, UWCK also recognizes the top three businesses per capita. These businesses have demonstrated exceptional participation rates and spirit within their teams. 

Gold Per Capita for the seventh year in a row: Spectrum CPA Partners, LLC; Silver Per Capita: First Kansas Bank; Bronze Per Capita: Adams Brown

Additionally, UWCK recognizes USD 355-Ellinwood for showcasing the highest percentage increase in giving over the prior year, highlighting their ongoing partnership and support of UWCK initiatives.

Special Recognitions:

- Business Leadership Award: Sunflower Bank, for their remarkable leadership, commitment, and significant contributions to the cause.

- Individual Leadership Awards: Carol Dema and Mark and Leslie Mingenback, for their outstanding dedication and instrumental contributions to the success of UWCK.

“We are profoundly grateful to our Pacesetter businesses for their exceptional generosity and unwavering support. Their contributions not only demonstrate a strong commitment to our community but also set a remarkable example of corporate philanthropy. Thanks to their efforts, we can continue to make significant strides in improving lives and addressing critical issues in Central Kansas.” Charell Owings, UWCK Executive Director.