Ryder System Inc., said it has surpassed its 2014 United Way Campaign goal, with a total contribution of $700,000, constituting Ryder’s largest contribution and record-setting employee pledge total to the United Way to date.
Funds raised through the annual campaign are invested in programs and initiatives that prepare children and youth for success in school and life, help individuals and families pave a path to financial stability, and offer health screenings and resources that help individuals, families, and older adults improve their health.
These funds were raised during Ryder’s “Greater Giving” campaign at four major employee centers including the company’s global headquarters in Miami, Fla., and company offices in Novi, Mich.; Alpharetta, Ga.; and Ft. Worth, Tex.
Co-chaired by Karen Jones, executive vice president and chief marketing officer and Eugene Tangney, vice president of asset management, the campaign consisted of a Ryder “Top Chef” competition, “Live and Learn” workshop sessions, employee tours of United Way-sponsored organizations, and a Ryder variety show.
“Ryder’s commitment and passion for helping others is unwavering,” said Harve A. Mogul, United Way of Miami-Dade president and CEO. “The Ryder employee campaign is one of the largest and oldest in our history and a wonderful example of a model campaign where staff at every level is engaged in making Miami a better place for all of us.”
Ryder has supported the United Way of Miami-Dade for more than 40 years. Each year, the annual campaign is organized by company officers at the Miami headquarters and a group of volunteers who planned and executed a week of fundraising activities and donations made through an online pledging portal. Donations made by Ryder’s employees play a critical role in meeting the goal.