U of G United Way Campaign Final Tally: $608,646
February 10, 2014 - Campus Bulletin
The University of Guelph ended up raising $608,646 for the United Way, more than $18,000 above its goal.
The University had exceeded its $590,000 goal when the campus campaign closed in December, but the final tally of individual pledges and event receipts pushed up the 2013 total.
“We are so humbled by the generosity of the U of G community, and so excited to contribute so much to the agencies and programs supported by our local United Way,” says U of G campaign co-chair Stuart McCook, a professor and associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Arts.
His campus co-chairs for the 2013 campaign were Kim Best, department and undergraduate secretary in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and undergraduate students Jolène Labbé, arts and science, and Remy Marlatt, marketing management.
Overall, the United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin raised more than $3.4 million in 2013. At its awards ceremony Feb. 10, the organization recognized U of G’s workplace campaign as the largest in the area; the University community donated almost 18 per cent of the total.
U of G’s Department of Human Resources received a spirit award in the education division from United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, and kudos went to U of G staff Beth Nesbitt, Hospitality Services, and Tina Swindells, Physical Resources, for their work as area co-ordinators.
“University staff, faculty, students and retirees support the United Way because it improves the lives of so many people in our community,” adds Best. “We give because we care.”