PCL Construction recently wrapped up the company’s 20th annual Mile High United Way campaign, having raised more than $940,000 for the local nonprofit in 2017.
PCL employees donated more than $463,000 during the two-week campaign which included funds raised at various events. Additionally, the organization contributed around $477,000, for a total donation of more than $940,000. Events included a wine cork pull, Young Professionals networking event, company-wide potluck, a 50/50 raffle, and a Top Golf fundraiser that raised $20,000. PCL had an employee participation rate of nearly 80%, including 55 employees who donated at the Leadership level of $1,000 or more and nine who donated at the Tocqueville level of $10,000 or more.
“For 20 years, PCL Construction has served our community and changed countless lives for the better,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO of Mile High United Way. “They not only build beautiful buildings and contribute to the ever-changing Denver skyline, but they build hope for the future. Over the last 20 years, PCL and their employees have contributed over $17 million dollars to Mile High United Way to ensure our community is stronger. Their care and dedication for our community is unwavering; I look forward to the next 20 years of partnership.”
PCL began partnering with Mile High United Way in 1998 and in the past 20 years has raised over $17 million. The organization received the Champion of Home Emeritus Award in recognition of its role as one of the community’s strongest supporters, raising funds that help the charity change lives and transform the community. In 2017, PCL Construction companies throughout North America donated more than $6.7 million to United Way charities.
The support provided by PCL Construction helps Mile High United Way ensure that all children enter school ready to succeed and, by the end of the third grade, are reading at or above their grade level, all youth graduate from high school ready for postsecondary education or entry into the workforce, and individuals and families have their basic needs met and are afforded every opportunity to move toward success.