United Way Hands Out Campaign Awards


A dozen local workplaces achieved record-level giving this year to help United Way of Logan County blow past its $1 million Campaign Goal.  The organization celebrated donors and corporate partners Tuesday at the LIVE UNITED Awards Breakfast at Green Hills Community in West Liberty. Officials announced that $1,050,000 was pledged by 166 businesses and 2,524 individual donors this year. Logan County remains the smallest community in Ohio to ever have a $1 million campaign for its local United Way, and it’s now happened six years in a row.

Executive director, Dave Bezusko thanks the community:

All three of the Traveling Trophy winners set workplace-giving records this year. The Traveling Trophies, United Way’s most prestigious recognition of corporate philanthropic achievement, is awarded to Logan County workplaces with the highest giving per capita.  CenterPoint Energy reclaims the Small Business Award for the first time since 2019 with total company support at $17,326 for just seven locally-based employees.  The $1,468 average employee gift was boosted by a 100 percent corporate match and a $3,900 sponsorship toward United Way’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Marker, Inc. retains the Large Business Traveling Trophy for the fifth year in a row.  They did it with employee participation of 78 percent with matching corporate dollars taking pledges to $88,272. NX Automotive Logistics in East Liberty is the overall top-giving workplace for the sixth year in a row, also checking in with a record-level combined associate and corporate gift of $209,961.

Bezusko talks about the trophy winners:


Record-level giving was also achieved this year by employees of the following workplaces: Bridges Community Action, The City of Bellefontaine, Daido Metal, Foster Logistics, Logan County Electric Cooperative, Smith Smith Chamberlain and Montgomery, Transportation Research Center, West Liberty-Salem Schools, and Zimmerman Realty.

Money raised is supporting 32 programs of 21 Funded Agencies that serve the health, education, and financial stability of Logan County residents. A complete line-by-line breakdown of allocations and program funding is available online at www.uwlogan.org/20-agencies-receive-2024-allocations.

The following workplaces earned Gold Campaign Awards, achieving at least 60 percent employee participation, and a $200 or higher average employee gift:

  • Belletech Corporation
  • Choice Properties Real Estate
  • Citizens Federal Savings & Loan
  • City of Bellefontaine
  • CoverLink Insurance
  • Daido Metal
  • Foster Logistics
  • Logan County Chamber of Commerce
  • Logan County Electric Cooperative
  • Logan County Government Offices
  • Lutheran Community Services
  • Marker, Inc.
  • Mary Rutan Health
  • NX Automotive Logistics
  • PCPI Plastics
  • PowerBuilt
  • Riverside Local Schools
  • RTC Services
  • Smith Smith Montgomery & Chamberlain
  • Steve Austin’s Auto Group
  • TDH Law

The following workplace earned a Silver Campaign Award, achieving at least 50 percent employee participation or a $150 or higher average employee gift:

  • Bellefontaine City Schools
  • Benjamin Logan Schools
  • Indian Lake Schools

The following workplaces earned Bronze Campaign Awards, achieving at least 40 percent employee participation or a $100 or higher average employee gift:

  • Green Hills Community
  • Midwest Regional ESC
  • West Liberty-Salem Schools

The following workplaces earned Good Neighbor Awards, given to select entities that participate with United Way but do not qualify for a Campaign Award:

  • AGC Automotive
  • American Honda Motor Company
  • Bellefontaine Examiner
  • Bridges Community Action
  • Community Health & Wellness Partners
  • Middlefield Banking Company
  • Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
  • Richwood Bank
  • Scott Family McDonald’s
  • Transportation Research Center
  • V-Teck Communications
  • World Class Plastics
  • Zimmerman Realty

Since 1955, United Way of Logan County has raised more than $29 million to support the specific social service needs of our community.

United Way is the philanthropic hub of Logan County.  Since 1955, generations of residents and businesses have made their charitable impact through the United Way.  When you give to United Way, you become a part of a long-standing solution that works to positively influence the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Logan County.  More than just a fundraiser, United Way collaborates with businesses, non-profits, government, and civic organizations to address the growing needs of our community.  No gift is too large or too small, as your contributions of time and treasure unite with those of others to make a difference here at home.

For more information, visit www.uwlogan.org or call (937) 592-2886.