Corporate Partnerships

Since the beginning, we have relied on the generous support of corporations and small businesses to help meet community need. We could not do what we do without our Corporate Partners.

If you are interested in joining these amazing supporters in the fight for health, education and financial stability for everyone in our community, please contact Kasie Tenbarge at or 219.464.3583 x103.

Pacesetters Program

Pacesetters is a corporate support initiative to help corporations meet their social responsibility goals. The program is designed to provide an easy way for corporations to get more involved in their community. Pacesetter organizations select from a variety of giving options to fulfill their social responsibility goals while receiving increased recognition and employee engagement in the community.

This is the perfect one-stop-shop program for those who value community improvement as an opportunity to get involved. Learn how here. (PDF)

Read more about the Pacesetters program in the NWI Times here.


Goodwill Ambassadors Program

Volunteer to help us spread the word about how individuals, companies and the United Way Partner Network are positively impacting community need in Northwest Indiana.

Participants will receive professional development training provided by Dale Carnegie & Associates and participate in a variety of community activities such as Day of Caring projects, area nonprofit tours and community presentations.

Your team members will gain new skills and community insights while expanding their professional networks. Your organization will build a reputation as a community leader that postively impacts Northwest Indiana.

Learn more about your company's opportunity here (PDF) and your employees' benefits here as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Program & Event Sponsorship

Support your community through a variety of program and event sponsorships built to increase your brand exposure and showcase that your organization cares about community. Learn more here.

Workplace Giving Program

Workplace giving programs are simple and effective ways to get the whole team involved in making a difference in their community!

Through this program organizations help employees give back by allowing community donations to be deducted from their paychecks.

Onsite programs are led by hand-picked leaders who work with United Way to coordinate giving activities that meet corporate giving guidance and goals. No experience is necessary. Training is provided. 

If you would like more information about how to kick off a Workplace Giving Program, contact Kasie Tenbarge, Director of Development at 219.464.3583 ext. 103 or

AFL-CIO Partnership

This national partnership brings United Way and Labor Union associations together to improve the quality of life for all residents. Union members serve as liaisons between their central labor councils and the local United Way. Liaisons coordinate volunteer projects, provide strike and lockout support, help the unemployed and more. AFL-CIO stands for American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. For more information about the local Union federation, visit Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation.