Ann Arbor SPARK, a driving force in the economic development of the Ann Arbor region, has been awarded the 2023 Creative Campaign Awardee by the United Way of Washtenaw County. The award recognizes Ann Arbor SPARK’s commitment to supporting health, education, and financial stability for all in the county.
The award is a reflection of SPARK’s dedication to creating a better community and its long-standing partnership with the United Way of Washtenaw County. During the Fall 2022 Ann Arbor SPARK workplace campaign, organized by Lisa Bies, the company achieved an outstanding 52% participation rate, one of the highest among workplace campaigns.
“We are honored to receive the Creative Campaign Award from the United Way of Washtenaw County,” said Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO. “We are proud to support the United Way’s mission to create a community where opportunity is not limited and every member reaches their full potential. Our partnership with the United Way is a reflection of our commitment to creating a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous community for all.”
The Creative Campaign Award is a testament to Ann Arbor SPARK’s commitment to improving the quality of life in Washtenaw County. Through their collaborative efforts with the United Way, Ann Arbor SPARK has helped strengthen the community and create opportunities for all residents.
Furthermore, Ann Arbor SPARK employees lend their network and expertise to volunteer on local nonprofit and UWWC boards, and they continue to support United Way events like the Power of the Purse and the EP Cornhole Tournament through sponsorships and attendance.
The United Way of Washtenaw County plays a crucial role in the community by working to improve the health, education, and financial stability of its residents. The organization collaborates with local nonprofits, community leaders, and businesses to create sustainable solutions that address the root causes of poverty and inequality. The organization aims to ensure that everyone in the community has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. By supporting the United Way, individuals and businesses can make a meaningful impact on the lives of their neighbors and contribute to building a stronger and more resilient community for all.
“We are thrilled to recognize Ann Arbor SPARK for their exceptional commitment to the United Way of Washtenaw County,” said Pam Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Washtenaw County. “Their support enables us to do the critical work of improving the health, education, and financial stability of our community. We value our partnership with Ann Arbor SPARK and their employees, who actively engage with our community and bring their expertise to our efforts. Together, we are building a stronger and more equitable community.”