Damuth Trane was named by the United Way as one of the Top Campaigns in the Construction & Builders Industry and received the Silver Trailblazer award for their efforts to improve lives in the community.
The recognition was given at the annual luncheon on Thursday, June 7th, with over 500 participants in attendance. The United Way of South Hampton Roads proudly announced over $17 million in contributions were collected during the 2011 campaign year. “The United Wayis an organization we have been supporting for over 20 years, and will continue to support. We want to do all we can to maintain the health of our community and continue to improve the living conditions,” said Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane. Over $20,000 was raised by Damuth Trane associates during the fall 2011 campaign. To make giving to the United Waya team building opportunity in addition to a philanthropy effort, Damuth Trane created activities for associates that added enthusiasm to the campaign. These activities included a Halloween costume contest, bake sale, blue jean Fridays, Santa shop and interdepartmental penny wars. All donations were not monetary though, associates participated in the Day of Caring sponsored by the United Way. The Trailblazer award recipients have minimum donations of $5,000 and five donors. The award reflects a level of achievement in the three areas: participation rate of 60%, per capita gift of $75 per person or higher, average gift of $150 per person or higher. Gold level recipients meet all three criteria, Silver recipients meet two criteria, and Bronze level meet one.