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United Way Top Campaigns: 1999-2000

Award Winners ... click on star for more information
Special Thank You to the Leadership Giving Circle 2000!
  1. Honeywell (formerly Allied Signal) - $52,559.00
    • Honeywell - $44,922.00
    • L & M Technologies - $6,674.00
    • Lynx, Ltd. - $963.00
    • Honeywell: Mark Leifeste & Denise Barrett
    • White Sands Comples: Dora anderson (22.7% increase!) 9 Leadership Gifts
  2. New Mexico State University - $46,921.00
    • Dr. Tom Dormody and Bernice Garett - Coordinator
  3. Las Cruces Public Schools - $27,885.00
    • Kent Furrow - Coordinator (31.6% increase!)
        Top 3 School Campaigns
      1. Zia Middle School - $3,212.00
        • Brad Bailey - Coordinator
      2. Mesilla Elementary School - $2,033.00
        • Kellie Dinsmore - Coordinator
      3. Mayfield High School - $2,025.00
        • JoBeth Hawk - Coordinator
  4. El Paso Electric Company - $22,546.00
    • Sue Lutz - Coordinator (16.9% increase)
  5. Memorial Medical Center - $21,546.00
    • Tony Kren - Coordinator (3% increase)
  6. City of Las Cruces - $17,786.00
    • MaryLouise Pino - Coordinator
  7. First Security Bank - $16,386.00
    • Barbara Young & Pat Lamb - Coordinators
  8. Taylor Metro Scales - $12,777.00
    • Rob Haddock & Isabel Frias - Coordinators (150% increase!) Largest per capita increase!
      (From $2,112 to $12,777 in employee donations!)
  9. Dillard's - $12,170.00
    • Kim Burke - Coordinator (63.4% increase!)
  10. Target - $9,567.00
    • Sonnie Gumm - Coordinator
  11. Matrix Capital Bank - $8,805.00
    • Karen Salazar - Coordinator (19.6% increase)
  12. State of New Mexico Employees- $8,593.00
  13. The Pillsbury Company - $8,168.00
    • Irma Lopez & Victoria Alvarez - Coordinator (359% increase!)
  14. NewTec - $7,992.00
    • John Otero - Coordinator (497% increase!), 6 Leadership Gifts (from $1,337 to $7,992)
  15. J.C. Penny's - $7,926.00
    • Mary Ellen Dziak - Coordinator
  16. Wells Fargo Bank - $6,364.00
    • Kathyrn Ward & Ana Mangino - Coordinators
  17. State National Bank - $5,070.00
    • George Ruth - Coordinator
  18. Western Farm Bureau Mutual - $5,064.00
  19. Families & Youth, Inc.- $5,107.00
    • Leonel Briseno - Coordinator

Campaign Award Winners

"TOP CONTRIBUTOR" CAMPAIGN:
Honeywell
Mark Leifeste - Campaign Coordinator
Denise Barrett - Assistant Campaign Coordinator

Honeywell pulled the best from last year and again began their 99-00 United Way Campaign with a golf tournament, which raised $500. At their Kickoff Breakfast, United Way and member agencies where invited to share how needs are being met and lives are being touched in our community. Honeywell employees challenged themselves to be the "Top Contributors" to our United Way of Southwest New Mexico. "To go where no group has gone before," they increased their Leadership Gifts ($1,000+) by 80% and altogether they raised $52,559.

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"HIGHEST PERCENT INCREASE" CAMPAIGN:
NewTec
John Otero - Campaign Coordinator

NewTec employees, willing and able to meet the challenge of Honeywell, set out to achieve the highest percentage of employees to join the Leadership Giving Circle between two compaigns. They kicked off their United Way campaign with a golf tournament that raised $500. Not missing a stroke, they went on to win the challenge with 6 new Leadership Givers and to realize a 497% increase in their overall campaign!!!

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"MOST CREATIVE" CAMPAIGN:
Zia Middle School
Brad Bailey - Campaign Coordinator

Zia Middle School kicked off their campaign with band and choral performances. Radio 101 Gold was on hand doing a remote broadcast and interviewing United Way representatives, students and teachers as well as broadcasting the music performed by the students. Giving a repeat performance in the 99-00 Campaign, Zia Middle School raised the most of all the LCPS campuses to benefit our United Way, $3,212!!!!!

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"MOST IMPROVED" CAMPAIGN:
Taylor Metro Corporation
Robert Haddock - Campaign Coordinator
Isabel Frias - Assistant Campaign Coordinator

Taylor Metro ran a "model campaign" utilizing all the elements for success. CEO endorsement, management visibility and a company sponsored drawing (TV, VCR, & Boombox) set the tone for their campaign. Every employee was given the opportunity to attend rallies and payroll deduction was offered to make giving easy. This corporate culture spoke volumes to the employees. With nearly 100% participation, they were able to make more informed decisions as they generously donated $12,777, a 150% increase in their contribution!!!

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Leadership Giving Circle 2000
Silver Circle Member ($1,500 - $2,499)
Scott Hill, Honeywell
Lei and Jim Mager, Honeywell
Sue West

Bronze Circle Members ($1,000 - $1,499)
Howard Achen, DDS
Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Atkinson
Bob & Grace Baker
Paul & Yolanda Bardwell, NewTech
Dick & Maripat Borowski, Honeywell
Bridget R. Burris, DDS PC
Bill & Lisa Christy, Honeywell
Rupert & Frances Clark
Mary Ann Aelmans-Digman, Memorial Medical Center
Donald & Arlene Dohr
Samette Gilbert
Grace & Naren Gunaji
James Haines, El Paso Electric
Jim & Gloria Ikard, Citizens Bank
Gib & Rheta Kelly, NewTech
Mark, Jason & Kristina Leifeste, Honeywell
Mr. & Mrs. John Mills, NewTech/Walcoff Technologies
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mobley, Jr.
Darryl & Donna Nelson
James & Marianne Rosenthal
Leigh & Linda Sloan, Target
Ruben & Elizabeth Smith
William & Maura Smith, NewTech
Alan C. Spencer, P.E., Honeywell
David & Vivan Steinborn
William & Genevieve Strouse, Community Action Agency & LCPS
Charles & Linda White
Louise A. Wilkes, NewTech
Martin & Karen Williams, Honeywell
Richard & Lana Swartz
Robert Verstraete, Honeywell

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