United Way Campaign

News & Events

Stairclimb double results

In keeping with Western's goal of increasing participation in the 2014 campaign some great news out of the recent Scotiabank Stairclimb event. This year Western's Stairclimb teams doubled participation levels with 130 participants making the climb this year.  Western participants also doubled the amount raised at the event jumping from $7,244 in 2013 to $15, 025 in 2014.

Online Auction wraps up

Thanks to bidders and donators both for the success of this year's United Way Online Auction.  Nearly $3500 was raised for Western's campaign!

Coffee Day for the United Way

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

25 cents from any large or extra large coffee bought anywhere on campus will be donated to United Way

Faculty of Engineering United Way Kick Off-Coffee Break

Tuesday,  November 4, 2014 - 9:00 am

Hosted by ITG- SEB 1010A

Support Services Building Luncheon

Wednesday, November 12

11:30 am and 12:45 pm

Saugeen Maitland Lounge

Early-Bird Cut Off

Make your United Way donation by date November 14 and qualify for an exciting Early Bird prize.

Geography Talent Show

Friday, November 28 - 12:30 pm

Spikes Volley-Ball tournament

Saturday, November 29, 12:30

Sponsored employee joins Western's United Way effort

There was one little girl not smiling, showing no life in her sad eyes. As a supply teacher, Dayna Munro’s instinct kicked in.

“I asked if she was okay and she told me she was okay – just hungry,” said Munro, Western’s 2014 United Way sponsored employee. (Full article)

Western's United Way to kicks off on Oct. 21

Campus members are invited to join President Chakma and Western United Way volunteers to join in the announcement of Western's focus for the 2014 campaign.

Tuesday, Oct. 21 - 11:30 am (remarks at 11:45 am) , The Wave UCC

GenNext at Western U

If you ever dressed up as one of the Spice Girls for Halloween or knew every word to the theme song from "Fresh Prince" you are likely in the target group for GENNEXT.

GENNEXT works with the United Way to engage people in their 20's and 30's in the community through giving, volunteering and action. Join the GENNEXT Western University mailing list to find out about upcoming events and opportunities.

Email nsamuel3@uwo.ca or mbun@uwo.ca to sign up today.


Western's United Way Campaign announces record-breaking donation

Western University announced the grand total of its 2013 campus-wide fundraising campaign benefiting the United Way of London & Middlesex at an event on Jan. 22.

The campaign raised $785,386, which is the largest donation ever made to the United Way of London and Middlesex, breaking the previous record of $746,101 set by Western’s 2012 campaign.

Western President Amit Chakma and Andrew Lockie, Chief Executive Officer for United Way of London & Middlesex, thanked the approximately 100 volunteers and 1,300 students, faculty and staff who donated and highlighted the many ways United Way helps people in the London Middlesex region.

“Western’s engagement in the community is central to our mission as a university,” said Chalkma. “The United Way supports our community with the widest spectrum of the services for those most in need and Western is proud to support their vital work in our region.”


Hospitality Services Beach Volleyball Tournament

Get ready to spike and support the United Way at the Hospitality Services Beach Volleyball Tournament -  Saturday, Nov. 23rd at Spikes (120 Weston). Register your co-ed team by November 15, 2013 at www.has.uwo.ca/hospitality/uwbvball or hasbvball@uwo.ca.

Questions? Call Anne at 519.661.3855 or Janet at 519.661.2111 at Ext. 85773.

Coffee Day for United Way

Get your coffee served up by President Chakma (or one of many other campus supporters) on Wednesday, Nov. 27th and your purchase will help support the United Way.