For those who have worked with me, you know that I favor the proverb “to go fast, go alone… to go far, go together.” This idea certainly applies to our business culture and extends to the work we do on behalf of our communities.
Earlier this week, I received some wonderful news from Mika Moser, Linda Endres and Emily McCormick (the three ladies in the picture above). They represented Bank Director at the 2015 United Way Williamson County awards ceremony and came back to the office with some serious hardware:
- We won a “Circle of Caring” award, which is given for outstanding company campaigns based on (1) organization and growth (2) level of corporate and employee giving and (3) year-round commitment to United Way programs.
- In addition, we received a “Greatest Campaign Participation” award which is made to those companies with 90%+ participation (*we had 100% FWIW).
- Most impressive, we took home this year’s “Best Campaign Award” for a company with under 100 employees. Of note, I am so exceptionally proud of the fact that we donated $38,000 — on average, $1,650 per employee — to United Way in 2015.
Ironically, these awards were made just a few days before nearly all members of our Nashville office volunteered at a Community Housing Partnership Day. Some pictures from the fun (that also shows its not just money that we’re donating to help improve our local communities):
I am incredibly proud of my colleagues and what we’ve done year after year for United Way, which in the company’s county supports 48 programs through 32 partner agencies. Congratulations to our campaign leadership and the entire team who have made our annual United Way campaign so much of who we are!
Al Dominick is the President & CEO of Bank Director, a privately held media & publishing company designed around strategically important business issues that a CEO, executive and/or board member(s) need to know — and be prepared to address. An information resource to the financial community since 1991, the company publishes Bank Director magazine every month, hosts major industry conferences like “Acquire or Be Acquired,” conducts board-level research, provides board education & training programs, runs BankDirector.com… and recently launched FinXTech.