Hoefer Wysocki United Way Week Raises $15,010!!

This past week Hoefer Wysocki’s Kansas City office participated in our annual United Way Week for the eighth year in a row. Our theme this year was Superheroes & Villains and as a firm we raised more than $15,000 for people in need within the Kansas City community! United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life including education, income and health.

The office was divided up into four teams, all of which were themed and consisted of X-Men, Avengers, Justice League and Legion of Doom. Each day the teams competed against each other for points in activities over lunch and ended the week with a costume contest. Team Avengers had the most participation points of the week and team X-Men took the overall win with the highest amount of donations! Also, congratulations to Ryan Falk (aka Thor) and Erin Simmons (aka Mystique) for best male and female costumes!

Take a look at some of the photos below. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed contributing to a wonderful cause to benefit our community members in need!

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United Way Week Is A Hit!

The final numbers are in and we’re proud to announce we raised nearly $14,000 for the United Way! Last week’s United Way Week, on top of being a whole lot of fun, ended up with a 13% increase in donations from last year’s totals. This counts funds raised through payroll deductions and a whole range of games and contests, most of them based on reality TV and game shows from the last 30 years.

And what’s a theme week without costumes? It didn’t hurt that United Way Week fell right before Halloween, but we’ve never had a problem getting into it. The casts of That ’70s Show, Gilligan’s Island, The Amazing Race, American Idol, The Bachelor, Grey’s Anatomy and even the Jetsons made an appearance at our wrap-up party.

HWA United Way Campaign 2009 is a Success!

At Hoefer Wysocki Architects, we know that people really want to make a difference, but it takes all of us, working together to make real change happen. The week of October 26th-30th HWA participated in our 3rd annual corporate campaign to raise money for United Way. Each year a theme is incorporated to encourage team work around the office. This year’s theme was Movie/Cinema Week. Throughout the week HWA raised $25,000. Go HWA!

Thank you to HWA staff who volunteered at Kansas City American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Panera Bread and Velvet Creme Popcorn.


Dividing the office into four teams, each day we dressed up as characters from different movies and participated in fund-raising activities.



On Friday, an “Academy Awards” ceremony was held to recognize participation and award those that raised the most money.


HWA achieves United Way Circle of Caring

HWA participated in a United Way campaign last fall. With all of our employee donations HWA, among other Kansas City businesses, has earned membership into the United Way’s Circle of Caring.  Way to go HWA!

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