CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 9, 2017) – Elliott Davis Decosimo, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the firm has been awarded the 2016 Spirit of North Carolina Award for Campaign Excellence. The Spirit of North Carolina Award recognizes organizations that lead their communities in embracing a spirit of giving and volunteering that extends beyond the conventional United Way campaign.
“Being recognized by United Way for campaign excellence reinforces that we are making strides year-over-year during our campaign and that the impact is reaching farther than it ever has,” said Richard Battle, Office Managing Shareholder, Charlotte. “Supporting our communities through United Way’s influence has made a positive impact not only on our region but also to the important success and development of our people.”
This year’s winners were determined by a panel of 18 judges from United Way organizations across North Carolina. In addition to campaign participation and donations received, winning organizations received high marks for overall organizational volunteer culture, including collaborative work with United Way as well as other organizations in the community; the benefit their employees received from involvement in the community; and the role leadership plays in promoting a culture of philanthropy and community support.
Elliott Davis Decosimo’s Charlotte office has achieved 100% participation for the past five years and increased their campaign contribution by 38% in 2016. Additional noteworthy milestones during the two-week campaign include contributions from nine new leadership level donors, more than 50 community service hours completed and 700 snack packs prepared for children in need. Also in 2016, Elliott Davis Decosimo was recognized by United Way of Greenville County for Campaign Excellence and by United Way of the Midlands with the Spirit of the Midlands Award.