Capital Area United Way raised $9,444,738 in its 2014 Workforce Campaign, a 4 percent increase from the previous year, according to a news release from CAUW.
“This community has been generous,” said CAUW board chairman Mike Albano, of the Dow Chemical Company.
Capital Area United Way and its Campaign Cabinet, led by Stephen Toups, of Turner Industries, ran workforce campaigns in more than 400 area businesses, schools and nonprofits from June through December 2014.
ExxonMobil was the top contributor, providing more than $1.4 million in employee contributions and a corporate gift.
The top 10 corporate partners in the 2014 Workforce Campaign are: ExxonMobil — Refinery and Chemical plants; Turner Industries Group; Dow Chemical Company; Motiva Enterprises, LLC; CB&I; Entergy River Bend Station; Shell Chemical Company; Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.; BASF Corporation; and the Mosaic Company.
Nine companies had a 10 percent increase in employee giving, $100 or more per capita gift, 50 percent or more employee participation and one or more leadership donors. Those companies are: Bank of St. Francisville; Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union; ExxonMobil BRPO; Home Bank; KPMG; Lipsey’s, LLC; Methanex Corporation; NuStar Energy LP; and The Emerge Center.
The Alexis de Tocqueville Society — individuals who give $10,000 or more annually — increased by 17 percent with nine new members and who donated nearly $770,000.
The 2015 Workforce Campaign begins June 1 with a Pacesetter campaign.