United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) announced the winners of the 2020 ELEVATE Awards, presented by GEICO, during its signature fundraising event this evening. Winners were selected from a group of 15 finalists and nearly 100 nominees, ages 21-40, in five categories: outstanding board member; employee resource group; community ambassador; nonprofit employee; and volunteer.  “We congratulate these exceptional individuals who have demonstrated […]

2020 ELEVATE Finalist: Sarah Myer

“The only way to do great work, is to love what you do.” ~ Steve Jobs Sarah Myer holds a distinction amongst our ELEVATE finalists. She is the only individual to receive three submissions in 2020 and four submissions in 2019, though not a finalist. Myer is a huge supporter of community partner, IndyHub, serving […]

2020 Finalist Profile: Lilly Pride

Lilly Pride is a two-time ELEVATE finalist in the Employee Resource Group category. WOW! For our committee, their back-to-back nomination signifies an extraordinary achievement and there was no question that Pride should be honored for their consistency and excellence in programming and relationship building. This past year, Pride’s efforts have focused on fostering awareness for […]

2020 Finalist Profile: Delano Robinson

2020 ELEVATE finalist Delano Robinson lives by a well-known quote by the legendary, Muhammad Ali. “The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” We think that there is more than this quote that link the two. Robinson displays many of the characteristics that history loves most about Ali: humility, generosity, […]

2020 Finalist Profile: Cheria Caldwell

“Words may inspire, but only action creates change.”  This quote from Simon Sinek seemed fitting for our next ELEVATE finalist, Cheria Caldwell, nominated for her work as an exceptional young professional nonprofit employee. Cheria’s nomination submission was a carefully curated list of ACTION – items, initiatives, events and breakthroughs that she initiated to create measurable […]