Recognizes a company/organization that demonstrates the LIVE United culture and spirit.

2016 Award Winner:  Querbes & Nelson
2015 Award Winner:  Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino
2014 Award Winner:  AEP Swepco & IBEW Local 329


Clyde E. Fant Memorial Award

Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the community and United Way; this can be through leadership, campaign, volunteerism, or indirectly in long term volunteer effort in supporting programs associated with United Way.

2016 Honoree:  Paula Hickman
2015 Honoree:  O. Delton Harrison
2014 Honoree:  Harry McInnis


Top Ten Companies

Those companies that raise the most dollars; winners are featured during the year in print collateral, website, social media and enews.

2016 Top Five

  • AEP Swepco & IBEW Local 329
  • Caddo Parish Schools
  • International Paper – Mansfield Mill
  • Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino
  • Volunteers of America

2015 Top Ten

  • AEP Swepco & IBEW Local 329
  • Calumet Shreveport Lubricants and Waxes
  • Centerpoint Energy
  • Caddo Parish Schools
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • International Paper
  • Libbey Glass
  • Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino
  • Volunteers of America
  • Zachry Group

2014 Top Ten

  • AEP Swepco/IBEW Local 329
  • Caddo Parish Schools
  • Enable Midstream Partners
  • Gamble Guest Care Group
  • Calumet Shreveport Lubricants and Waxes
  • Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Centerpoint Energy
  • Volunteers of America
  • City of Shreveport

Diamond Level Award Winners

Companies that raise the most dollars based on the number of employees, and categorized by greater than 250, 100-249, 50-99, and up to 49.

2016 Diamond Award Winners

  • AEP Swepco & IBEW Local 329
  • McElroy Metal
  • Heard, McElroy & Vestal
  • Argent Financial

2015 Diamond Award Winners

  • AEP Swepco & IBEW Local 329
  • McElroy Metal
  • Heard, McElroy & Vestal
  • Kinsey Interests

2014 Diamond Award Winners

  • AEP Swepco/IBEW Local 329
  • Calumet Shreveport Lubricants and Waxes
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Kinsey Interests

Movers and Shakers Winners

Companies that have the largest increase in total campaign donations over their last year results.

2016 Movers & Shakers

  • Home Federal Bank
  • Fort Sill National Bank

2015 Movers & Shakers

  • Willis Knighton Health Systems
  • Ethan Allen
  • Argent Financial
  • Coldwell Banker Gosslee
  • Hunt, Gulliot, and Associates

2014 Movers & Shakers

  • Business First Bank
  • City of Natchitoches


Best Volunteer Effort Winner

A company that takes on the true spirit of volunteerism by giving back

2016 Winner
Atmos Energy


Life of the Party/Best Special Event

A company that encourages employees to give by hosting exciting and creative events.

2016 Winner
Ouachita Independent Bank


Outstanding Coordinator of the Year

2016 Finalists

Betsy Warren, AEP Swepco
Maggie Dickerson and Quida Salter, Regions Bank
Mark Natale, City of Bossier City
Mike Paxton and Robyn Fawley, McElroy Metal
Pam Bollman, Purina Mills

2016 Winner:  Besty Warren, AEP SWEPCO


United Way Company Pacesetters are businesses and organizations that complete their campaign before the official Kick-Off of the annual fundraising campaign. Being a Pacesetter earns your business significant PUBLIC EXPOSURE and benefits.



  • Recognition through advertisements in The Times and The Forum News in Shreveport-Bossier and relevant area newspapers (Minden Press Herald, Bossier Press Tribune)
  • Inclusion in Campaign news release(s)
  • Exposure at the Campaign Kickoff Luncheon with more than 250 guests (Sept 2016)
  • One complimentary tickets for your business to attend the KickoffLuncheon
  • Exposure at the Annual Celebration event with more than 300 guests (Feb/March)
  • Publicity in United Way’s eblast update
  • Recognition on United Way of NWLA’s website and in social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc)
  • Access to additional campaign support from United Way staff for your presentations and more
  • Framed print to display in your offices

Pacesetter Requirements:

  • Conduct your campaign between June and August
  • Select an employee to be the point of contact and coordinator for your business’s campaign
  • Strive for an increase in your campaign over last year’s results
  • Attend the Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
  • Download the information and commitment form

Thank You to the 2016 Campaign Pacesetters

AEP Swepco
Argent Financial
Arthur J. Gallagher
Atmos Energy
Bank of Coushatta
Bank of Montgomery
BCTGM Local 149
Best Buy
Beyond the Alley
Brookshire’s Grocery Company
Caddo Parish Schools
Carr, Riggs, & Ingram
CenterPoint Energy
Cook, Yancy, King, & Galloway
Cross Keys Bank
Gingerbread House
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
Heard, McElroy, & Vestal
HOPE Connections
IBEW Local 329
James R. Martin Building & Remodeling
Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry
Libbey Glass
Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College
LSU Medical School
Martin Luther King Health Center
McInnis Brothers Construction
McInnis Insurance Agency
Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging
North Louisiana Economic Partnership
Northwest Louisiana Food Bank
Northwest Louisiana Interfaith Pharmacy
NORWELA Council, Boy Scouts
Origin Bank
Pool of Siloam
Progressive Bank
Purina Mills
Querbes & Nelson
Red River Bank
Red River Motor Company
Regions Bank
Sam’s Club
Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino
Shreveport/Bossier Rescue Mission
Strategic Action Council
Super One Foods
The Arc of Caddo Bossier
The Providence House
The Salvation Army
United Way of NWLA
Volunteers for Youth Justice
Volunteers of America