Weekly Corporate Leadership Profiles

Weekly Corporate Leadership Profiles

With the help of our generous corporate leaders, we are building a better Los Angeles. Every week, we highlight our top corporate leaders and salute them for helping us create pathways out of poverty. United Way of Greater Los Angeles extends a huge thanks to these leaders and corporations working with us to permanently break the cycle of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors: families, children, veterans and the homeless.


Company: Michele Havens - Northern Trust 


Michele Havens, Region President of Northern Trust, with Taj Wood from United Way at the Women of Acheivement  event on October 18, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton. Michele Havens, Region President of Northern Trust, with Taj Wood from United Way at the Women of Acheivement event on October 18, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton.

Michele Havens, President of the Los Angeles Region at Northern Trust and a member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Board of Directors, was honored at the 2013 Century City of Commerce Women of Achievement event on October 18.  The event  brings together business professionals to honor the women who go above and beyond in our business community and make Los Angeles an even better place to live.  Michele was recognized for her outstanding work at Northern Trust and her community involvement with United Way.


Company: TCW - HomeWalk Champions!


The incredible team at TCW went beyond the call of duty by creating posters, signs, and friendly contests to recruit walkers and fundraising! The incredible team at TCW went beyond the call of duty by creating posters, signs, and friendly contests to recruit walkers and fundraising!

tcw2Shelley Grey and Patty Stuhff are leading the way at TCW as Team TCW is off to another great start this year as they recruit walkers and supporters for this year’s United Way HomeWalk.  


TCW is finding unique and fun ways to fight homelessness and to get their team involved!  They’re having friendly floor vs. floor fundraising contests, they created unique co-brand signage materials, and are giving out miniature “houses” for a raffle that will give out some cool prizes.   


TCW continues to be one of the strongest supporters for our annual 5K walk/run to end homelessness in Los Angeles.  Thank you to Shelley, Patty, and everyone at TCW.


To join Team TCW or to make a donation, visit them here.


Company: Bobrick Washroom Equipment’s Agency Visit at the Boys and Girls Club 


Dana Schneider (United Way), Christine Kahn, Rachelle Prasertsit, Josh Jones, Lupe Viramontes, Jimmy Perez, and Lenny Marron at Boys and Girls Club on October 23. Dana Schneider (United Way), Christine Kahn, Rachelle Prasertsit, Josh Jones, Lupe Viramontes, Jimmy Perez, and Lenny Marron at Boys and Girls Club on October 23.

Employees from Bobrick visited the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley on Wednesday, October 23 and received a tour of the facility and an engaging description of their services. The location is unique in that it holds an on-site Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and teen programming, with a range of other opportunities available to its members such as art and dance classes, sports, Friday night activities and a technology center.


Company: Los Angeles County 


Vernon Webb from United Way with Los Angeles County Chief and United Way Board Member, Bill Fujioka at this year’s Productivity and Quality award event on October 16. Vernon Webb from United Way with Los Angeles County Chief and United Way Board Member, Bill Fujioka at this year’s Productivity and Quality award event on October 16.

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, and Quality and Productivity Commission honored the top individual departments at the 27th Annual Productivity and Quality Awards on October 16, 2013.


Since 1987, the Productivity and Quality Awards Program has honored over 3,500 individual departmental productivity and quality  improvement efforts deserving recognition by the Board of Supervisors, the Quality and Productivity Commission, and the public. 


Congratulations to this year’s winners!  Thank you to everyone at Los Angeles County for working to help improve our county and for being such great partners with United Way in our fight against poverty!

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