The Heart of Illinois United Way's annual campaign helps people throughout Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Stark and Putnam counties. Find materials, view award-winning campaigns, donate to HOI United Way.

Heart of Illinois United Way Competitive Campaign Awards

The Heart of Illinois United Way’s Top 100 Campaigns are eligible to compete for these two awards.

Best in Class Award

Recognizes an organization for overall percent increase in contributions, employee participation and per capita giving.

The 2019 Best in Class Award winner is Fortress Bank.

Fortress Bank Receives 2019 Best in Class Award.
L-R Jennifer Zammuto, Ken Mauser, Nick Esser, Brooke Spellman and Patrick Urich

  • 2019 Fortress Bank
  • 2018 Commerce Bank
  • 2017 Illinois Mutual
  • 2016 CEFCU
  • 2015 Commerce Bank
  • 2014 Illinois Mutual
  • 2013 Morgan Stanley
  • 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Campaign Achievement Award

Recognizes an annual campaign that had the largest percentage increase in employee participation from their previous campaign.

The 2019 Campaign Achievement Award winner is The Salvation Army

Salvation Army Receives 2019 Achievement Award.
L-R Patrick Urich, Tom Fulop, Brooke Spellman and Jennifer Zammuto

  • 2019 The Salvation Army
  • 2018 Mexichem Specialty Resins
  • 2017 Vonachen Services
  • 2016 CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • 2015 Federal Companies
  • 2014 Morton Unit School District #709
  • 2013 River City Construction LLC
  • 2012 Morgan Stanley

2019 Heart of Illinois Award Winning Campaigns

Thank you our Gold, Silver and Bronze award-winning campaigns! At the end of each campaign year, each employee campaign is evaluated on a point system for their percent participation and per capita giving. Points are also earned for using campaign best practices such as attending training, hosting a speaker, participating in United Way events and CEO involvement. Campaigns that earn a total of 60-100 points are awarded a gold, silver or bronze award.

GOLD

Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois
Advanced Technology Services, Inc.
Ameren Illinois
American Red Cross – Central Illinois Chapter
Associated Bank
Auto-Owners Insurance Co.
Baumgarten Distributing Co., Inc.
Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Heart of Illinois
Boy Scouts of America – W.D. Boyce Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria, Inc.
Burklund Distributors, Inc.
Busey Bank
Callender & Co.
CASA of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
Caterpillar
CEFCU
The Center for Prevention of Abuse
The Center for Youth & Family Solutions
Central IL Business Publishers, Inc.
Central Illinois Bank
Central Illinois FRIENDS of PWA, Inc.
Children’s Home Association of Illinois
City of Peoria
— Clerk’s Office
— Human Resources
— Community Development
— City Manager’s Office
— Treasurer’s Office
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Comcast
Commerce Bank
Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc.
Costco
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
Crittenton Centers
Cullinan Properties, Ltd.
Deloitte LLP
Dewberry
Dream Center Peoria
Easterseals Central Illinois
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Envision Insurance Group
EP!C
Ernst & Young LLP
The F&M Bank
FamilyCore
Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Federal Companies
First Mid Bank & Trust
Fortress Bank
G.W. Carver Community Center
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois
Habitat for Humanity – Greater Peoria Area
Hallmark Metamora Fixture Operations
Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Heart of Illinois United Way
Heartland Bank & Trust Co.
Heartland Health Services
Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
Hickory Point Bank
Holmes Murphy & Associates
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Hult Center for Healthy Living
IBEW Local #34
IBM
Illinois Federation of Teachers
Illinois Mutual
Illinois National Bank
Junior Achievement of Central Illinois
Komatsu America Corp.
Mexichem Specialty Resins
Midwest Communications
Morgan Stanley
Neighborhood House Association
OPEIU #9
OSF HealthCare
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
Peoria County Employees
— Administration Office
— Auditor’s Office
— Sustainability
Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service
Peoria Housing Authority
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Phoenix Community Development Services
PNC
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Quinn Johnston
R.A. Cullinan & Son
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
River City Construction, LLC
RLI
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
RSM US LLP
The Salvation Army
Schnucks at Knoxville Crossing #741
Schnucks Supermarket #721
Springfield Electric Supply Co.
Target Store #2824
Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc.
Thompson Electronics Co.
Tri-County Peoria Urban League, Inc.
United Parcel Service
UnityPlace Human Service Center
UnityPlace Tazwood Center for Wellness
UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois
Vonachen Group
WEEK-TV/HOI ABC
Wells Fargo
West Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council
Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.

SILVER

ABG Retirement Plan Services
Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter
Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc.
City of Peoria – Legal Department
Consociate
Freedom House
Greater Peoria Business Alliance
Laborers Local 165
Lutheran Hillside Village
Midwest Food Bank
Morton Buildings
OneFire Media
Pearce Community Center
Pearl Companies
Peoria Disposal Company
Peoria Public Schools
R.K. Dixon Company
Target Store #871

BRONZE

Bradley University
City of Peoria
— Public Works
— Information Services
— Peoria Public Library
CityLink
East Peoria Comm. High School
Erie Insurance Group
FedEx
Hagerty Steel & Aluminum
Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Nixon Insurance Agency Inc.
Peoria Chiefs Baseball Club
Peoria County Employees – Health Department, Education, Planning & Zoning
UnitedHealthcare
YWCA of Pekin

2019 Corporate Gifts

Thank you to the organizations who supported the Heart of Illinois United Way with corporate and organizational gifts last year.

$100,000+

Ameren Illinois
Caterpillar
CEFCU
Illinois Mutual
OSF HealthCare
RLI

$50,000 – $99,999

Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois
CGN Global
Komatsu America Corp.
PNC
UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois

$25,000 – $49,999

Bielfeldt Foundation
River City Construction, LLC

$10,000 – $24,999

Advanced Technology Services, Inc.
Busey Bank
Commerce Bank
Federal Companies
Morton Buildings
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
Peoria Production Shop Inc.
R.A. Cullinan & Son
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
TADA Cognitive Solutions, LLC

$5,000 – $9,999

Altorfer Inc.
CORE Construction
Fifth Generation Inc. DBA Tito’s Handmade Vodka
IBEW Local #34
Illinois American Water Company
Mexichem Specialty Resins (Orbia)
Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
ULLICO
Vonachen Group

$2,500 – $4,999

Associated Bank
Baumgarten Distributing Co., Inc.
Costco
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
First Mid Bank & Trust
FMC Ag Solutions
Fortress Bank
Hallmark Metamora Fixture Operations
Labor Council of West Central Illinois
The Quality Connection
United Parcel Service
Vistra Energy – Edwards Power Station

$1,000 – $2,499

Alcast Company
Alexander Travel, Ltd. – Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 416
AT&T Inc.
Auto-Owners Insurance Co.
Bradfield’s Inc.
Comcast
Erie Insurance Group
Exelon
The F&M Bank
Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Getz Fire Equipment Co.
Heartland Bank & Trust Co.
Hein Construction Co.
Hickory Point Bank
Laser Electric
Maurer-Stutz, Inc.
Millennia Professional Services of Illinois, Ltd.
MTCO Communications
Muir Omni-Graphics
Nicor Gas
Pearl Companies
Peoria Disposal Company
PHD Services, L.L.C.
Schnucks
Springfield Electric Supply Co.
State Farm Companies Foundation
United Facilities, Inc.
Walmart Inc.
WEEK-TV/HOI ABC

$500 – $999

American Postal Workers Union
Burklund Distributors, Inc.
Carpenters Local 237
Charles Schwab
Davis Insurance Agency
General Electric
Hagerty Steel & Aluminum
Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Hobart Corporation
IBEW #34 Retirees Club
Johnson & Johnson
Kirby Risk Electrical Supply
Law Office of John T. Brady
Liberty Mutual Group
Operating Engineers #649
Prairie Farms Dairy Inc.
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
Spence Tool & Rubber Co.
Standard Heating & Cooling
UAW Local 974 Retirees
UFCW Local #536
Union Retiree Council of West Central IL
Widmer Interiors