Belz Enterprises sets high marks in its history of giving, surpassing $181,300

Ron Belz speaks about United Way

Ron Belz (right) along with United Way's Sr. V.P. of Fundraising Faye Carter (left) and General Campaign Chairman Shannon Brown from FedEx (center) share how supporting United Way helps improve people's lives.

Belz Enterprises employees once again showed leadership in compassion and caring through their support of United Way by raising over $181,300 for our community.

The total represents giving from 99% participation from the organization’s workforce, an outstanding level of support!

Lucie Anderson, who served as United Way campaign coordinator at Belz Enterprises, said total employee contributions including pledges, one-time gifts and money from other events increased over the previous year. The Belz Company contribution also increased, reaching $107,000. Forty employees contributed at the Leadership Giver level ($500 or more).

Belz Enterprises employees enjoyed different awareness-building and fun activities including a golf tournament, employee luncheon, bake sale and candy “guess” jar which raised over $12,000.  

Ron Belz, President of Belz Enterprises, is a regional leader in our United Way movement. Belz has served as the region-wide General Campaign Chairman and is a former Chairman of our Board of Directors. In 2008 he was honored with United Way’s Tocqueville Award, the single highest honor United Way of the Mid-South can bestow on a volunteer. Belz is among the rarest of leader-servants; over the last 22 years he has been a true champion for United Way.

“When you give and volunteer with United Way, you make the largest contributions and have the most stories to tell,” Belz said. “When we’re running a campaign, there are ideas and activities that help spread the word. It’s a combination of leadership and enthusiasm that makes it all work.”

Ron Belz’s father, Jack Belz (founder of Belz Enterprises) is also a long-time supporter of United Way. He is one of seventeen founding philanthropists who created United Way of the Mid-South’s Tocqueville Society 25 years ago. The society is made up of local citizens who give $10,000 or more to United Way in a single year.

United Way salutes the continuing efforts of Belz Enterprises employees who help make our community a better place to work and live!

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