Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards

Each year, United Way hosts a Campaign Celebration and awards ceremony. Including a social networking hour, live music, and a keynote speaker series, the annual celebration is our way of thanking everyone who makes our work possible.

Event Details

2021 Virtual Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards

2021's Campaign Celebration will be virtual. Stay tuned for more information!


2022 Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards

Thursday, May 26, 4:30 – 7 PM

Timberlake Lodge
144 SE 17th Street
Grand Rapids

4:30 PM     Social Hour with live music
5:30 PM     Program: *Best of Awardsvolunteer recognition, and guided conversation with special guests

The evening will get underway with a networking social hour that will include live music, light food, and cash bar, followed by the “Best of” Awards, highlights from the past year, and a keynote storytelling series.

General Admission: Free

Preferred Table Seating (seats 6): $250
Helps underwrite event costs and receives event recognition package: reserved table, recognition at the event (and on the website) as a Table Sponsor.

MAKE A RESERVATION → Coming Soon

Best of Awards

Coming soon

Alan Anderberg | Itasca County Habitat for Humanity

Mary Troumbly | United Way Day of Action

Top Ten Most Generous

Coming soon

Sponsor our Campaign Celebration 

The United Way Campaign Celebration and Best of Awards is held each year to mark the conclusion of United Way’s annual campaign season. The event highlights accomplishments of the past year, publicly recognizes companies for outstanding campaign achievements, honors outstanding campaign volunteers, and provides an opportunity to learn more about the impact your contributions are making in our community. Community business leaders, campaign volunteers, partner agency representatives, other volunteers, and local media outlets attend this event. Underwriting covers all costs of the event and allows community members to attend at no cost.

2021’s Campaign Celebration will be virtual, and sponsorships will help underwrite the cost of a video series that will be presented to United Way’s community of supporters. United Way anticipates a return to an in-person celebration in 2022.

Event Sponsor

$1,000

Recognition as an Event Sponsor
2 reserved tables of 6 with preferred seating
Company logo on all publicity materials of the event
Inclusion of Company logo on the event program and signage at the event
Name mention at event
Recognition on United Way of 1000 Lakes’ website with your logo and a link to your website

Corporate Sponsor

$500

Recognition as a Corporate Sponsor
1 reserved table of 6 with preferred seating
Company name on all publicity materials of the event
Inclusion of Company name on the event program and signage at the event
Name mention at event
Recognition on United Way of 1000 Lakes’ website with your logo and a link to your website

Table Sponsor

$250

1 reserved table of 6
Company name on event program
Name mention at event
Recognition on United Way of 1000 Lakes’ website

If you’re interested in sponsoring United Way’s Campaign Celebration or another event, email kimberly@uwlakes.org or call United Way at 218-999-7570.

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