As United Way California Capital Region dedicated last week to thanking its volunteers, donors and partners, the nonprofit also unveiled a new public mural called “United Passion” that it commissioned from local artist BAMR. California Society of Health-System Pharmacists donated the space at 13th and H streets in Sacramento.
“The mural symbolizes the body and passion of United Way,” BAMR said. “The arm is powerful, nimble and diverse, representing United Way’s unique position in the Sacramento region. The hand represents the combined caring devotion from United Way’s donors, volunteers and community partners. The heart, representing our united passion, is intended to look as though it were made of water to signify renewal, transformation and life.”
The mural was unveiled as United Way gave out its most prestigious award, the Intel Cornerstone Award, to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for its dedication to the nonprofit community and United Way for more than 18 years.
“Since becoming a United Way partner, Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees in the Sacramento region have donated more than $2.9 million,” said Stephanie Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “Even more spectacular: Enterprise Rent-A-Car has matched those donations with an additional $930,000 in corporate support. Their volunteer support and dedication to our Toilet Paper Drive have earned them top rankings and the well-deserved honor of this prestigious award.”
The Intel Cornerstone Award is given each year to a United Way corporate partner that not only has achieved top results in its United Way campaign, but also has prioritized volunteering and donating as part of the corporate culture. The award was originally presented to Intel for its unprecedented record of community giving and volunteerism, and Intel now presents the award each year to a United Way corporate partner deemed to deserve honor during United Way’s Week of Thanks.
For more than 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought together nonprofits, businesses, donors, volunteers, community leaders and more to meet the community’s greatest needs, give immediate aid and find lasting solutions for future generations. United Way mobilizes members of the community to be first responders in repairing the education level, financial stability and health of everyone in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties through donation and volunteer opportunities. To donate or volunteer, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.