United Way Company Pacesetters are businesses and organizations that complete their campaign before the official Kickoff 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 (Sept 2017)
One complimentary ticket for your business to attend the Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
Exposure at the Annual Celebration of Impact event with more than 300 guests (Feb/March 2018)
Publicity in United Way’s eblast update (July/August/Sept 2017)
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

Pacesetter Requirements:

Conduct your campaign between June 6 and August 31, 2017
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 June 20, 2017
Raise a minimum of $1,500.00 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)


Download the commitment form.



Thank You to the 2016 Campaign United Way Pacesetters

Anti-Pest & Veitch
Argent Financial
Arthur J. Gallagher
Atmos Energy
Bank of Coushatta
Bank of Montgomery
Best Buy
Beyond the Alley
Brookshire’s Grocery Company
Caddo Parish Schools
Carr, Riggs, & Ingram
CenterPoint Energy
Cook, Yancy, King, & Galloway
Cross Keys Bank
David Raines Community Health Center
Gingerbread House
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
Heard, McElroy, & Vestal
HOPE Connections
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/BCTGM Local 149
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