Business of the Year

What It Takes

Each year before our annual Dream Gala, select companies from the greater Charlotte area are nominated to compete in a fundraising competition. The lead fundraising team is named the “Queen City Business of the Year.”


The Businesses

Each year, leading up to the Dream Gala, select companies from the greater Charlotte area are invited to compete in a fundraising competition – to enrich their corporate culture and provide a common goal to their staff team – all to benefit Dream On 3. The participating companies have varied in size from 10 employees to 300 and they hail from various locales including Stanley, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Rowan, and York County. This competition culminates with the lead fundraising team being named the Queen City Business of the Year”.

The most recent Queen City Business of the Year competition, which concluded with the Dream Gala on January 30, 2021, raised approximately $670,000 (despite a pandemic) surpassing all previous fundraising totals.

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2021 Queen City Business of the Year Nominees

Since September, 7 companies have been raising money for Dream On 3. The lead fundraising teams (in both large and small company categories) will be crowned the “Queen City Business of the Year” at the 2022 Dream Gala.

LARGE BUSINESS CATEGORY

SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORY


Recent Winners

In 2021, our Queen City Business of the Year competition was the most successful yet. It surpassed all of our previous fundraising goals! Approximately $670,000 was raised in total by businesses like our winner, Lennar Homes.

Large Business Category

Small Business Category

Want to Compete?

Complete the form below for more information on how to become the next Queen City Business of the Year!

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