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Community Choice Awards

The United Way of Allegheny County wants your vote to decide the winner of the Community Choice Awards for 2012. Please review all eight (8) contestants and vote for one. May the best company win!
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The Duquesne Light / Community Choice Award: Duquesne Light Company
IBEW Local 29 Lineman’s Rodeo

Duquesne Light lineworkers use a specialized set of skills to perform their jobs on a daily basis and they wanted to find a way to use those skills to highlight the work of United Way. To increase awareness of the Impact Fund, one day each year, they put their skills to the test, competing in various events at the Lineman’s Rodeo all while raising money for the United Way. The Rodeo is a competition of both team and individual events in which the lineworkers complete various tasks while climbing utility poles and are judged on both time and precision.

A great way to kickoff the Duquesne Light/IBEW United Way employee campaign, this event brings IBEW members, management and their families together to enjoy fun activities and allows them to see just how their loved ones do their jobs and how much they support the community.

EQTCommunity Choice Awards: EQT
Company-Wide Raffle

EQT campaign team pulled together a company raffle that gave all employees a chance to learn about the United Way campaign and participate in a raffle for a wide range of items. A company-wide competition was held between headquarters and outside districts to see who could sell the most tickets to management donated golf outings at Oakmont, Laurel Valley, South Hills, Butler and Sewickley Heights Country Clubs. Other items worth noting was a pheasant hunting event, lunch with the CEO, a Steelers’ game, Three River’s Hockey Classic and countless others.

Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.Community Choice Awards: Hefren-Tillotson
Family Feud Wrap-Up Party

Hefren-Tillotson’s 2012 campaign ended with a Family Feud themed ‘wrap up’ party – with branch offices forming teams in order to feud. There were even some homemade ‘awkward family photos’! Attendees had the chance to participate in a live-action ‘mad-lib’ where they could fill in the blanks that became the biography of their coworkers playing the game.

Koppers, Inc.Community Choice Awards: Koppers, Inc.
Pie in the Face Contest

Employees submitted votes for any employee they wanted to see receive a pie in the face. At the end of the contest, the contest “winners” had the opportunity to buy their way out of receiving a pie in the face by paying the equivalent of the number of votes they received and choosing another employee to become the “winner”. Once the final “winners” were identified, there was a raffle to win the privilege of being one of the “pie throwers”. All employees enjoyed the festivities along with pie and coffee during the event.

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Hard Rock Happy Hour

MARC USA hosted a live music charity event at the Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh in Station Square to raise funds for our United Way campaign. The event included a voting fundraiser to nominate a guest bartender. MARC USA employee Suzi Renda was selected and was our energetic drink pourer for one hour during the event. Live music was performed on stage by MARC USA’s house band, Tony B and the Lackeys. The band is comprised of MARC’s Chairman, Tony Bucci, and several other musically talented employees from the agency.

PricewaterhouseCoopersCommunity Choice Awards: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Monte Carlo Happy Hour

To boost participation in their United Way Campaign and give employees a break during the busiest months of the year, PwC held a “Monte Carlo” themed happy hour for all PwC employees. As an incentive to join in the festivities, all chips won from playing any of the games could be used to increase your chances of winning one of three iPads raffled off at the end of the night!

Schneider DownsCommunity Choice Awards: Schneider Downs
1st Olympic Games

Schneider Downs hosted a virtual Olympics with individual and team competitions in Bowling, Putting and a Homerun Derby. Both Bowling and the Homerun Derby, but also of the Wii version, while the Putting Contest was part of a self-constructed on-site (1 hole) golf course. Some departments fielded teams, while others created “dream teams” from across the firm. The event concluded with Closing Ceremonies with theme music and award presentations which included lunch for all participants- complete with an Olympic cake.

UPMC Presbyterian ShadysideCommunity Choice Awards: UPMC
Bowling Night

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside rallies each year for the United Way Campaign and uses its Annual Bowling Event to circulate great excitement. The 2012 Bowling Event was an 80’s-90’s theme, complete with DJ, dancing, and folks dressed in 80’s outfits of excess and much color—best dressed awards were even given out.

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