United Way Brevard Presents Campaign Excellence Award to IAP
Cape Canaveral, FL – United Way of Brevard County, Florida, recognized local organizations with its top Campaign Award honors at a recent awards banquet. IAP Worldwide Services was honored with a Campaign Excellence Award for companies that consistently report outstanding fundraising results and achieved significant growth during the 2009 Campaign. Joining IAP in this prestigious award category was Publix Super Markets.
With 97% of the employees participating at IAP’s Cape Canaveral headquarters, IAP’s total contribution was $76,000. That total included an advance corporate donation of $10,000 and the company also matched every dollar over the previous year’s employee contributions of $42,973.
“We are very proud of our employees for stepping up their support this year at a time when people are especially concerned about the economic climate,” said Chairman of the Board and CEO Steve Gaffney. “Because of our employees’ generosity, IAP is able to help families throughout the community get back on their feet through the resources of the United Way programs and agencies.”
IAP’s 2009 United Way Campaign focused on educating employees on the support that various local agencies provide. Participating in employee meetings were representatives from agencies such as the Coalition for the Hungry and the Homeless, The Haven for Children, Bridges, which provides life services for persons with disabilities, and the Community Services Council, which meets the needs of senior citizens in the community.
“This year we enjoyed one of the most impressive shows of compassion and caring our organization has ever witnessed,” said Rob Raines, Brevard United Way President. “We surpassed our 2009 campaign goal and raised $6,719,000. That was only possible through the gifts of employees at companies like IAP. IAP is helping to provide their neighbors with the most basic forms of help they need to survive and give them hope for a better tomorrow. They should be very proud of the work they make possible.”
IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. is a leading international contractor providing global mission support for commercial industries, The Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies. The company operates in three lines of business: Global Operations and Logistics, Base Operations Support Services, and Professional and Technical Services.
IAP’s corporate headquarters is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the company employs more than 5,000 people at over 100 locations worldwide. IAP’s website can be accessed at www.iapws.com.