DENVER, Colo. (June 29, 2023) – PCL Construction is thrilled to announce its recent distinction as a Community Champion by Mile High United Way, representing the highest honor granted to a corporate partner by the revered Denver nonprofit. Garnering the 2023 Champion of Hope award, PCL holds this title with profound pride, signaling its ongoing commitment to making a positive impact across the Metro Denver community.

PCL has a long-standing relationship with Mile High United Way of 25 years, raising almost $20 million in donations. Each year, PCL organizes an extensive one-month-employee giving campaign, dedicated to raising awareness about Mile High United Way’s mission and PCL’s collaborative efforts. The campaign includes a range of engaging activities, from an electrifying kick-off event at a local distillery, to a friendly golf tournament inviting subcontractors, and culminating with spirited team cook-offs. PCL then matches every dollar donated by its employees, underlining its commitment to supporting the community.

“As a proud partner of Mile High United Way, we’re honored to receive this prestigious award. Being a 100% employee-owned company, we recognize our responsibility to contribute to the communities that have become an integral part of our journey,” said Deron Brown, PCL’s president and chief operating officer, U.S. operations. “Every year, we find immense fulfillment in knowing that our contributions are creating a difference in the lives of families across Colorado."

This recognition comes as Mile High United Way concludes a year-long celebration of its 135th anniversary as the first United Way in the world. Founded in Denver in 1887, Mile High United Way serves a seven-county footprint, providing families with wraparound support centered on three interconnected community priorities: giving all children a strong start, supporting academic success and creating economic opportunity for all.


About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion USD, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at                  

About Mile High United Way
Mile High United Way, the first United Way in the world, was founded in Denver, CO in 1887. Working sideby side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on critical human services issues facing our seven-county footprint including the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Our united approach changes the odds for all children, families and individuals in our community, so that we all can succeed. Learn more at