The Campaign Kickoff to the 2019-2020 fundraising season is off to a strong start thanks to 29 local companies that helped set the pace. During the pre-campaign season, also referred to as the Pacesetter season, $502,533 was raised. The largest contributor to this amount is AEP SWEPCO and IBEW Local 329.

United Way Pacesetters are businesses and organizations that raise a minimum $2,500 and complete their employee fundraising campaign before the official kickoff of the annual campaign. The Pacesetter season runs during the months of June, July and August. Being a Pacesetter earns your business significant publicity and benefits.

The official 2019 Pacesetters are:

2. IBEW Local 329
3. Argent Financial Group
4. Arthur J. Gallagher
5. Atmos Energy
6. Bank of Coushatta
7. BOM
8. Brookshire’s
9. Carr, Riggs & Ingram
10. CenterPoint Energy
11. Coldwell Banker & Associates
12. Cook, Yancey, King, & Galloway
13. Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC
14. LSU Health Shreveport
15. Libbey Glass
16. Progressive Bank
17. Providence House
18. Querbes & Nelson
19. Red River Credit Union
20. Red River Bank
21. Red River Chevy
22. Regions Bank
23. Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino
24. Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission
25. Target Shreveport
26. Target Bossier City
27. United Way of Northwest Louisiana
28. UPS – Shreveport
29. Volunteers for Youth Justice
30. Volunteers of America