The United Way of Central Iowa recently selected Ruan Transportation Management Systems as a 2013 LIVE UNITED GIVE Award recipient after the success of its 2012 campaign.
"We would like to extend a sincere 'thank you' to all of our team members who participated in our record-breaking campaign," Ruan President and CEO Steve Chapman said.
This award is part of United Way's annual LIVE UNITED Recognition program, which strives to recognize organizations and individuals who GIVE, ADVOCATE and VOLUNTEER to improve lives and build a stronger community. The GIVE Award recognizes companies that support United Way's mission through their leadership and generosity in financial contributions during the United Way campaign.
The Ruan team raised a company record of more than $142,000 for the United Way of Central Iowa in 2012, and team member participation reached more than 95 percent.
"The Ruan team demonstrated their deep commitment to making Iowa a better place to live, and it is appreciated by the company, United Way and, most importantly, by those who benefit from United Way services," Chapman said.
Because of the efforts of central Iowans, the community-wide 2012 United Way of Central Iowa campaign raised $26,580,242, the highest total in the organization's 95-year history. This is a nearly $1.5 million increase over the $25.1 million raised in 2011. Thanks to its donors, United Way was able to educate 2,200 children at 18 United Way-supported early learning centers, serve 232,264 nutritious meals and assist 4,926 unique individuals through GED programs and workforce training.