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!