The "Breakthrough" distinction goes to companies and organizations raising $30,000 or more or raising 30 percent more than the previous year. Baker & Daniels had a "Breakthrough Campaign" in both 2005 and 2006. The Indianapolis-based law firm also received a "Company that Cares" Award for the fourth straight year in 2006.
John Neighbours, a partner with Baker & Daniels, serves as chair of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Indiana, whose 2006 campaign raised more than $37.1 million. Leading companies will be recognized for their achievements during the organization's annual meeting March 15.
With more than 250 employees in two Indianapolis offices pledging contributions to the United Way of Central Indiana, Baker & Daniels increased its percentage of individual participation again this year. More than 50 employees qualified for the Key Club, which requires a gift of $1,000 or more.
Serving six Central Indiana counties, United Way of Central Indiana helps sustain vital human services by working exclusively with proven human service agencies that direct life-changing opportunities. The organization also assists in reducing the needs of future generations by helping ensure that kids enter school ready to learn and leave school ready to earn.
Baker & Daniels employees in the firm's Fort Wayne, South Bend and Elkhart offices also conduct United Way campaigns annually.