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.


Pacesetter 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 (August 2016)
  • Two complimentary tickets for your business to attend the Kick-Off Luncheon
  • Exposure at the Annual Celebration event with more than 300 guests (Feb/March 2017)
  • Two complimentary tickets for your business to attend the Annual Celebration event
  • Publicity in United Way’s quarterly direct mail newsletter (1,000 copies printed)
  • Publicity in United Way’s eblast update (July/August/Sept 2016)
  • 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
  • First choice of sponsorship of United Way public events*
    • Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon (August 2016)
    • Annual Celebration Breakfast (February/March 2017)
    • Day of Caring Event (March/April 2017)
    • Alexis de Tocqueville and Exemplar Members Donor Appreciation Event
    • Vanguard Members Donor Appreciate Event

Pacesetter Requirements:

  • Conduct your campaign between June 6 and August 26, 2016
  • Select an employee to be the point of contact and coordinator for your business’s campaign
  • Allow this person to attend an appreciation luncheon on May 19th, 2016
  • Strive for an increase in your campaign over last year’s results
  • Attend the Campaign Kickoff Luncheon with your two complimentary tickets (additional tickets available for purchase)
  • Download the information and commitment form.

Thank You to the 2016 Campaign United Way Pacesetters

AEP Swepco

Anti-Pest & Veitch

Argent Financial

Arthur J. Gallagher

Atmos Energy


Bank of Coushatta

Bank of Montgomery

BCTGM Local 149

Best Buy of Bossier City

Best Buy of Shreveport

Beyond the Alley

Brookshire’s Grocery Company

Caddo Parish Schools

Carr, Riggs, & Ingram

CenterPoint Energy

Cook, Yancy, King, & Galloway

Crosskeys Bank

David Raines Community Health Center

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

Simplex Grinnell

Strategic Action Council

Super One Foods

Target of Bossier City

Target of Shreveport


The Arc of Caddo Bossier

The Providence House

The Salvation Army

United Way of NWLA


Volunteers for Youth Justice

Volunteers of America