Today at the 3M Harvest Lunch, United Way London & Middlesex announced its largest campaign goal in the organization’s history - $9.1 million. The 2015 goal is an increase of $100,000 over last year’s goal.
“Our Campaign is about much more than the dollars we raise – it’s about improving lives locally,” said Andrew Lockie, CEO, United Way London & Middlesex. “Last year, thanks to the generosity and trust of thousands of donors, we were able to invest in more than 88 programs that served more than 85,000 people right here in London and Middlesex County.”
The Western community has been a great supporter of the United Way of London & Middlesex, in fact last year's campaign moved Western's cummulative giving over the $10 million dollar mark. In October, Western's United Way campaign for 2015 will be kicking off and we look to you for your support in helping to create real and lasting change.
Congratulations to Western's Leslie Gloor Duncan, she was recently featured in the London Free Press as a long-time United Way supporter who increased her gift to the Leadership level, meaning she was able to double the impact of her donation through the United Way's Leadership Challenge Grant. This grant provides a dollar for dollar match when you make a Leadership gift for the first time. Check out Leslie's story. More campaign facts.
When you support the United Way, your donation stays in London and Middlesex County. Your financial support is invested in programs that have the proven ability to change people's lives and helps make our community stronger, healthier and more productive.
The possibilities are limitless - get involved in your department's/faculty's United Way campaign, buy a coffee on United Way Coffee Day on November 27th or volunteer at a United Way funded agency. Bringing your own unique blend of talents and interests can have a dramatic impact on your community and as an added bonus you'll learn about yourself.
United Way’s Community Impact Agenda identifies that United Way can create change not only through investments in critical programs and services, but also through efforts to advocate and mobilize our community to understand and respond to key issues that matter right here in London and Middlesex County.