james-brownby James Brown
Community Investment Advisor 

Every year, thanks to BMW and Mini of Murray and Tesoro, United Way of Salt Lake has the opportunity to promote an opportunity drawing for one lucky individual to drive away with a free one-year lease on a brand new BMW or Mini Cooper, one year’s worth of free gas, and $5,000!

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Here’s how it works.

In its various workplace charitable giving campaigns, United Way of Salt Lake invites employees to learn more about collective impact and how to engage with an investment in the community. The BMW giveaway presented during an organization’s campaign is our way of saying thanks – thanks for taking the time to learn more about United Way of Salt Lake and how you can help change the odds for children and families in our community! Because this is a ‘no contribution necessary’ drawing to enter, all individuals in attendance at a United Way of Salt Lake presentation are eligible to enter by either texting a designated number or filling out and returning one of the BMW giveaway cards. For employees or individuals who are unable to attend the workplace campaign presentation, United Way of Salt Lake provides the opportunity for individuals to learn about our work enter the contest by visiting the UW 101 webpage.

In late April, 10 finalists were randomly selected from the many entries, one of which will drive away in a brand new 3 Series BMW for this year’s giveaway! As part of United Way of Salt Lake’s United for Change event on May 18, each of the finalist will receive a key and have the opportunity to start the engine. The finalist with the “correct” key will win the free one-year lease, one year’s worth of free gas, and $5,000 – there is a guaranteed winner! We’re so excited, we can hardly wait to see who it will be! Let’s meet the finalists!

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Chase Johnson – Chase works for CHG Healthcare Services as an Interactive Marketing Specialist on the Interactive Marketing team. His primary responsibilities include helping individuals find CHG’s website without the use of ads.

Andrew Bornstein – Interestingly enough, Andrew also works for CHG Healthcare Services, also on the Interactive Marketing team! As an Interactive Marketing Manager, Andrew’s responsibilities include paid search, display, and business intelligence.

Genevieve Reyes – Genevieve is a Disability Claims Adjuster in WCF Insurance’s Claims Department. As a Spanish speaker, her primary responsibilities include processing claims for the Spanish speaking population of Utah employees who file workers compensation claims with WCF Insurance.

Brian Lichtenfels – At the announcement as a Finalist, Brian worked as a Safety and Health Specialists in the Safety and Health department of WCF Insurance. His primary responsibilities included helping policy holders develop safe workplace environments. Currently, Brian has since transition to a new position at Energy Solutions.

Alicia Gleed – Alicia is the Marketing and Events Specialist on The Road Home’s Development team. Alicia’s responsibilities include creating marketing pieces, social media updates and interaction, and event planning and management.

Brittany Valentine – Brittany is a Quality Assurance Supervisor in EnerBank USA’s Quality Assurance Department. Quality Assurance is charged with obtaining and responding to customer feedback. Her team works to ensure customers are satisfied and their expectations have been met.

Zack Brown – Zack is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at First National Bank of Layton. Within the Security Department, Zack’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of new banking technologies, vendor management, security, and many other additional operational functions of the bank.

Gene Stech – Gene is a Human Resource System Analyst in the HR Department at Management & Training Corporation. His primary responsibilities include oversight of the software systems used by HR to track employee metrics.

Sandi Eaton – Sandi works as part of the Manufacturing team in the Packaging Wing of O.C. Tanner. As a team member, Sandi works daily to meet efficiency, delivery, and quality goals.

Jennie Nguyen – Jennie coincidentally works on the same team as Sandi at O.C. Tanner! Jennie is also a member of the Manufacturing team, and as part of the Packaging Wing, Jennie works daily to meet efficiency, delivery, and quality goals.

Even though these finalist have very different professions, they all share one thing in common – when asked what it means to them to “LIVE UNITED,” each expressed ideas related to stronger, healthier, and happier communities. This is the work United Way of Salt Lake is engaged in! We are fulfilling our promise to change the odds for children and families in the communities where we live and work!

All of this would not be possible without our amazing corporate partners, BMW and Mini of Murray and Tesoro.

A HUGE thank you to BMW of Murray for providing an incredible
3 Series BMW for this year’s giveaway and Tesoro for donating one year’s worth of free gas!

And good luck to all our finalists!


Also, make sure to check out some of the fun videos on our
Facebook page of our finalists when we surprised them at their offices!

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