Corporate Engagement

We can help connect the dots between your company and your community. Sponsorship and volunteering are two great ways to engage with your local United Way, in addition to running a workplace campaign.
For more than 50 years, United Way of Portage County has worked with individuals and organizational partners to build a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive community. Place your business front and center with a desirable target audience.  UWPC offers:
•Print and digital communications which reach thousands of interested, active, and local consumers eager to learn more about companies that support their community.
•Events that attract our most influential members of our local community – including top business leaders, professionals, philanthropists, educators, and more – and give you a solid venue for customer stewardship and networking.
•Donors prefer to do business with companies giving back to the communities they operate in and that support United Way's mission.
•Expansion of your B2B and B2C networks.
•New ways to build brand trust and equity by showing you are an exemplary corporate citizen.
*Note: Company sponsorships are not to be confused or in lieu of a corporate contribution. If you are interested in making a corporate contribution or campaign donation, please visit our donation page.
Raise awareness of your brand while supporting your community. We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities year-round to help keep your business top-of-mind for many in our county.


  • United Way Literacy Kits | $500-$1,000+ Investment
    • Throughout the year, we collect and assemble more than 1,200 United Way Literacy Kits that are distributed to young learners in our county. Each kit includes school supplies, an age-appropriate book, and a hands-on activity to go along with the book. This program costs United Way nearly $4,000 each year.
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library | $500-$10,000 Investment 
    • Through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, we are starting a new chapter in early childhood literacy across Portage County. The program provides our community's children from birth to age 5 with a free book each month. Books are mailed directly to the child's home at no cost to the family. This program costs United Way over $40,000 each year.
  • 2-1-1 Information Line | $500-$10,000 Investment 
    • United Way's 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need.                2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This program costs United Way $40,000 each year.
United Way of Portage County hosts annual events to help support our fundraising efforts. For over 50 years, United Way of Portage County has served our community. Sponsorship opportunities bring in contributions that allow us to continue addressing our community's top needs. As a United Way sponsor, your brand will gain recognition at both public and private events, and help us fund vital programs.


  • Bowling Tournament Fundraiser (February) $60-$500 Investment
    • A tournament to support United Way of Portage County and their community funded partners. Come bowl in a Doubles Tournament. The event features dinner, door prizes, colored pin bonuses and the celebration of United Way of Portage County's mission!
  • NCAA Tournament Watch Party (March) $100-$1,000 Investment
    • Come and join us at Rays Place in Kent for the start of the NCAA Championship Tournament! This event is free to the public. Participate in men's and women's squares and bracket fundraisers, as well as bidding on raffle baskets. A portion of food and drink sales will benefit UWPC.
  • Reverse Raffle (April) $250-$2,500 Investment
    • United Way's annual Reverse Raffle will be held each Spring. Attendees will enjoy a fun-filled event featuring dinner and drinks, raffles and a United Way Annual Campaign update. Grand prize of $2,000.
  • Day of Caring (June) $250-$2,000 Investment
    • Each year, United Ways across the country participate in a nationwide day of service called Day of Caring. It’s the perfect opportunity to roll up your sleeves and let your actions speak louder than words. It’s the ideal way to show, by example, what it means to LIVE UNITED.
  • Annual Celebration (July) $250-$1,000 Investment
    • Have your company represented as United Way highlights the years accomplishments and recognizes outstanding campaign achievements. The evening will feature awards for Volunteer of the Year and the Gamechanger Partner of the Year. The event will also include recognition and thanks to outgoing board members as well as induction of new board members to United Way of Portage County's Board of Directors.
  • Golf CLASSIC (September) $250-$5,000 Investment
    • A four team scramble at Windmill Lakes in Ravenna. Play with Kent State University Golf Team members or alumni. Both men and women's teams participate. Each team receives a golf cart, lunch, beverage cart access, invitation to the awards reception and hole sponsorship signage. By becoming a sponsor today, you're allowing us to host community events without touching one cent of our donors' dollars.
  • Campaign Kickoff (October) $250-$5,000 Investment
    • Join United Way, local nonprofits and charities and community leaders as we launch our annual Campaign and announce our Campaign theme. This event is highly publicized with local media and influencers, giving excellent visibility to sponsors. This event allows people to realize the immensity of United Way's impact and their community engagement; something that reflects on sponsors as well.
Interested in getting involved in one of these initiatives? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact Julia Colecchi at 330-297-1424 Ext. 3 or