U of G Sets United Way Goal at $550,000

September 25, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

University of Guelph United Way volunteers rocked the campus today, hosting a band concert and barbecue to kick off the University’s annual fundraising campaign. Their 2012 goal is $550,000.

President Alastair Summerlee welcomed Jim Jarrell, chair of the Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin United Way campaign for 2012, and both stressed the growing need for the services provided by more than 80 community programs that receive funding from the United Way.

“The University community has shown how much it cares by raising more than $1.6 million over the last three years,” said Summerlee. “Across all our campuses and beyond, we know that giving to the United Way is one of the best ways to support our families, our friends and our neighbours who benefit from the essential services and programs it supports. I am proud of the University’s commitment to the United Way and confident we will reach and surpass this year’s $550,000 goal.”

The University’s United Way campaign runs until Dec. 7 under the leadership of Genevieve Gauthier, secretariat officer and information and privacy co-ordinator, and Prof. Stuart McCook, associate dean of research and graduate studies for the College of Arts. The student co-chairs are undergraduate Jolène Labbé, arts and science, and graduate student Gavin Armstrong, biomedical science.

They are supported by a team of 150 volunteers who serve as United Way canvassers, committee members and event organizers.

More information about U of G’s United Way campaign is available online.

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