Businesses awarded for role in United Way campaign

Businesses and organizations were recognized for their roles in a campaign that raised more than $900,000 for United Way of Mesa County.

As of March 12, the latest campaign had raised $905,994. Most of the money comes from employee workplace contributions and individual donations. Foundation support and proceeds from the Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley benefit event add to the total. Contributions are allocated to nonprofit health and human service programs.

The campaign remains open to collect additional contributions. For more information, call 243-5364 or visit the website at

United Way of Mesa County presented eight awards recognizing campaign efforts.

CSL Plasma was recognized for the largest increase in workplace campaigns. Markah Williams, branch manager of CSL Plasma, received the Raul Ramos Memorial Award for leadership in a workplace campaign that results in increased contributions.

River City Consultants was recognized for a new or renewed workplace campaign that experienced the greatest success.

Clifton Water District won the award for the most innovative campaign techniques.

Networks Unlimited won the award for a company that sets an example of philanthropy for its industry.

FCI Constructors won the award presented to a company that best exemplifies the spirit of United Way for its philanthropy throughout the year.

HopeWest won the Mary J. Nelson Inspirational Award presented to a United Way funded agency that demonstrates community leadership and a high standard of service to clients.

Lois Bell received special recognition for her 30 years of volunteer service.