Ryder System announced it has met and surpassed its 2011 United Way Campaign goal, raising $236,338 in employee donations that will be added to a $275,000 Ryder Charitable Foundation gift for a total Ryder contribution of $511,338 to benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade.
The amount raised by employees, an 8 percent increase from last year’s employee donations of $218,000, and the amount donated by the Ryder Charitable Foundation, a 10 percent increase from last year’s Foundation gift of $250,000, constitute Ryder’s largest contribution to date.
These funds recently were raised during Ryder’s “Work, Play, and Give Together” campaign at the company’s Global Headquarters in Miami. Led by Ryder Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Flora Perez, the campaign consisted of an event-filled week in November that included a Ryder “Top Chef” competition, an employee-organized garage sale, outdoor games and competitions, and employee tours of three United Way-sponsored organizations.
“A leading corporate citizen, Ryder and its employees have once again demonstrated their commitment to this community through their generous support of United Way,” says Harve Mogul, United Way of Miami-Dade president and chief executive officer. “We applaud their leadership and appreciate their generosity.”
Ryder has supported the United Way of Miami-Dade for nearly four decades. Every year, a company officer organizes a campaign at the Miami Headquarters that includes a week of fund-raising activities and donations made through an online pledging portal. Donations made by Ryder’s leadership givers as well as from employees at all levels within the company play a critical role in meeting the goal.