Setting the Pace

United Way Pacesetters are businesses and organizations that complete their campaign before the official Kickoff of the annual fundraising campaign. The Pacesetter season runs during the months of June, July and August.

Being a Pacesetter earns your business significant publicity and benefits including: 

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)
  • One complimentary ticket for your business to attend the Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
  • Recognition in United Way’s e-newsletter (July/August/Sept)
  • Recognition on United Way of NWLA’s website and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Access to additional campaign support from United Way staff for your presentations
  • Framed print to display in your offices
  • First choice of sponsorship of United Way public events*
    • Campaign Kickoff Luncheon (August)
    • Annual Celebration of Impact Event (February/March)
    • Day of Caring Event (April/May)
    • Alexis de Tocqueville and Exemplar Members Donor Appreciation Event
    • Vanguard Members Donor Appreciate Event

Pacesetter Requirements:

  • Select an employee to be the point of contact and coordinator for your business’s campaign
  • Raise a minimum of $2,500.00 towards the campaign
  • Host at least one campaign presentation with your United Way coordinator
  • Attend the Campaign Kickoff Luncheon with your complimentary ticket

(Additional tickets available for purchase)

 *Sponsorship level and sponsor benefit information is available as requested.

2019 Pacesetter Application

  • Specify the desired date range. Example: July 1 - July 6

2018 Pacesetters

  • AEP SWEPCO & IBEW Local 329
  • Argent Financial- Shreveport
  • Argent Financial- Minden
  • Bank of Coushatta
  • BOM
  • Caddo Parish Schools
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • CLECO Dolet Hills Power Station
  • CLECO Mansfield Service Center
  • Cross Keys Bank
  • Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana
  • IBEW Local 329
  • Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry
  • Libbey Glass
  • LSU Health Shreveport
  • Midsouth Bank
  • Origin Bank
  • Progressive Bank
  • Providence House
  • Querbes & Nelson
  • Red River Credit Union
  • Red River Bank
  • Red River Chevrolet
  • Regions Bank
  • Sam’s Club/Walmart
  • Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino
  • Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission
  • Target of Bossier City
  • Target of Shreveport
  • UPS Freight
  • UPS Freight Forwarding
  • UPS Shreveport
  • United Way of Northwest Louisiana
  • Volunteers for Youth Justice
  • Volunteers of America