WK celebrates United Way Pacesetter campaigns

WK celebrates United Way Pacesetter campaigns
Every summer, Williams-Keepers LLC holds fundraising campaigns to benefit Heart of Missouri United Way in Columbia and United Way of Central Missouri in Jefferson City. This year proved to be another successful partnership, as WK achieved “Pacesetter” status in both communities.
Pacesetters start their campaigns early, meet certain targets for growth and involvement, and provide leadership for the rest of the community campaigns.

WK’s efforts kicked off in July with the 5th Annual Accounting Olympics, in which both offices compete against each other in a variety of games such as kickball, volleyball, and a 10-key calculator race.

In August, WK partnered with Fetchel Beverage to host a Fall Beer Preview, where guests purchased tickets to taste ten beverages, ranging from Oktoberfest beer to hard soda.

The firm also hosted a Big Screen Trivia Night at Shakespeare’s Pizza, where teams tried to answer movie trivia questions in categories including Movie Directors, Oscar Winners, and Hand-Drawn Movie Posters. The questions were created by WK’s Director of Information Technology, Ken Lange, who also served as emcee of the night. Team Hoot ‘N Hollers won the trivia contest in a landslide.

Other activities to raise money for United Way included a Crock-Pot cook-off at both offices and jeans days on Fridays. Members and associates also made personal pledges for giving during 2017.

United Way is the largest privately-funded nonprofit in the world and is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. The main focus of their work is to improve education, strengthen financial stability, and make communities healthier.

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“One of my favorite things about working at WK is the value that is placed on helping others,” says WK’s campaign coordinator, Beth Fitzgerald. “I’m proud of the generosity and compassion my co-workers display during the United Way campaign and throughout the year.”

WK ASSOCIATES HAVE FUN DURING SUCCESSFUL UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN. As she approached WK member John Sheehan with a plate full of Cool-Whip in each hand, tax associate Elisa Brenneke knew exactly what her target would be.
OUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. Williams-Keepers LLC is committed to supporting our communities in central Missouri through corporate gifts and the donation of our time and talents. Our members and associates are active in Chamber of Commerce activities, professional business organizations, service clubs, public and private school organizations and a variety of local and national charitable organizations.
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Posted By Kody Ferrin on 9-21-2016 | Topics: News,