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Workplace Campaigns

Each year, over 400 local organizations partner with United Way by running an annual fundraising campaign to support critical health and human service needs in our community.  Many people choose to make a donation through their place of employment with payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card.


Why Run a Workplace Campaign?

The Mission of United Way of York County is: To improve people’s lives by building a strong community through cultivating financial generosity, volunteerism and civic engagement.

Here's why a partnership with United Way makes sense:

  • It is a sound investment for your organization.  United Way's knowledge of the community ensures contributions to the Community Fund are channeled to where the needs are greatest.

  • United Way can help you develop a customized fundraising campaign that aligns with the values and interests of your organization and your employees.  We also offer training and support in building your fund-raising team and running a great campaign.

  • Convenience and affordability in giving options such as payroll deduction and electronic pledging.

  • Training for the Campaign Coordinator(s) and campaign materials to run a successful campaign.

  • Year-round communication and recognition including publications and e-newsletters recognize how your organization and employees help create change in our community.

  • Did you know that 79% of people prefer to work for a socially responsible company?  Did you know that employees who volunteer report that they feel better emotionally, mentally, and physically?  A happy, healthy team is good for your company's bottom line. 

Pictured (above, right): David Dill, WellSpan Health


Benefits to Your Organization and Employees

A healthy community attracts new business, leads to a stronger labor pool, and improves the quality of life for everyone.  Partnering with the United Way of York County is also a way to:

  • Meet your organization’s philanthropic goals – we make it easy for your company to get involved and achieve your philanthropic or community based goals.

  • Build trust and increase goodwill among customers by giving back to the community.

  • Energize your employees.  Focusing your organization toward a common goal helps build morale and teamwork.

  • Offer a simple, convenient, and efficient way for your employees to support the community and causes they believe in.

  • Connect employees to their community -- United Way matches employee volunteer teams with great opportunities to help our community.

  • Provide information about services, enabling employees to use them for themselves, friends and families.

Tools for Your Workplace Campaign

United Way of York County strives to provide you with all the tools your organization will need to run a successful workforce campaign:

  • A Campaign Manager assists you each step of the way to provide direction and support in the brainstorming and execution of your campaign events, including scheduling a partner agency speaker and attending you employee meeting(s).

  • The Campaign Toolkit provides additional direction and tools to help you organize your best workplace campaign.

  • Logos and campaign materials are available to help you promote your United Way campaign.

  • Have an idea that would be great for your company?  Let us know and we'll make it happen! 


If Your Company Doesn't Run a Campaign, Why Not Start?

The annual workplace campaign has become the traditional way many companies in York County offer their support to the United Way.  Encouraging philanthropy and providing employees with a way to make a difference in their community is beneficial for any company. 

Are you ready to bring your company on board with the team that makes great things happen?  

To get started, please contact Chad Myers, Director of Resource Development, at 717-774-3801.

Pictured (above, left): Teri Clinton, York Traditions Bank


For further information about United Way of York County, please view the Frequently Asked Questions page.