by McCall Pitcher
Community Investment Advisor
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Giving Campaign has officially wrapped up! They didn’t mess around this year. Let’s talk numbers:
- Enterprise employees across Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon invested over $130,000 in their local communities this year. They raised well over $100,000 in Salt Lake alone.
- Enterprise’s corporate match is coming in at a whopping $70,000!
- Participation also increased dramatically, with 100 additional donors joining the ranks this year!
I could throw numbers around all day: Employees gave $20,000 more than they did last year … Enterprise managers raised over $50,000 in one day … But these outstanding figures, as mind-boggling and impressive as they are, don’t fully capture the heart and dedication of this company.
A central aspect of Enterprise’s overall mission is “to serve our communities as a committed corporate citizen.” I can say without hesitation that Salt Lake is a better community for having Enterprise as its corporate citizen. Here’s why:
Enterprise gives. And boy, do they make it fun. Employees who gave at their suggested level enjoy float days, LIVE UNITED t-shirt days, hiking and skiing trips, prize drawings, and much more. United Way of Salt Lake presented at all kinds of locations –from the Zermatt Resort to Boondocks Food & Fun! Employees and corporate together, they gave nearly $200,000 this year.
Enterprise volunteers. Enterprise spent hours on Day of Caring making Oquirrh Hills Elementary School’s grounds look clean and beautiful. They read and study with at-risk children at Guadalupe School every single month, and I often see Enterprise employees volunteering on their own time.
Enterprise LIVES UNITED. Yes, their giving campaign was a success. Yes, they completely smashed records. But it is their team’s continued resolve to serve the community wholeheartedly – as both a company and a group of individuals – that inspires me most. Thanks Enterprise!