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.”
Each year, Western University’s Business 1220E students complete a case-based marketing report before heading home for the holiday break. This year’s report case focused on MacKenzie & Marr Guitars, a guitar manufacturer headquartered in Quebec, and their launch of a new guitar model.
In the spirit of the season, MacKenzie & Marr Guitars generously donated a Tom Rush Naked Lady guitar for Business 1220E to raffle off to benefit the United Way. On December 5th, the guitar was won by Danny Chapman, a Business 1220E student and avid guitar player. Over the course of the raffle, hundreds of tickets were sold and a total of $2,364 was raised for the United Way.
Thank you to all faculty and staff who submitted your United Way pledge by November 1. You support is helping to create real and lasting change in our community. Check out the Early Bird Prize Winners.
New and gently used as well as some antique items
Begins Monday, December 2nd , at 10:00 a.m.
Bidding ends Tuesday, December 3rd, at 3:30 p.m.
North Campus Building, Room 240A (FIMS Boardroom)
Contact: Lili Dang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ella Young email@example.com
Date: November 21, 2013
Time: 2:00pm -3:00pm
Location: Rm. 2322, Geography’s Main Office
How it works:
Toss your toonie, the closest toss to the center of the target wins 25% of the pot, 75% goes to United Way. So, please stop by between 2 and 3pm to take part!
Date: November 22, 2013
Time: 11am -2pm
Location: Support Services Building, Room 4210
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Call Anne at 519.661.3855 or Janet at 519.661.2111 at Ext. 85773.
Western Continuing Studies is holding a raffle with all proceeds going to the United Way.
Draw to occur on November 29th. More information.
Tickets - 1 for $5 or 3 for $10
Available at Continuing Studies Reception, Downtown Campus
355 Wellington St. Unit 240
Continuing Studies Gift Certificate for $455 expires June 1/14
A Pair of London Knights tickets for December 6th game
A Pair of London Knights tickets for December 13th game
Additional Prizes of Western Merchandise to be won!
Date: November 25th and 26th - While supplies last! Potentially also selling on the 29th (Depending on availability)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Ivey 1250 (Outside of the Business Library)
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.
Date: November 27th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Taylor Library – Kellogg Room
- Books donated by Staff with all proceeds supporting the United Way
- All books $2 each – Cash only
Date: Friday November 29, 2013
Time: 1:00pm -2:30pm
Location: Room 2333, Social Science Centre (SSC)
How it Works:
· You pay $2 to attend the show
· Choose one of our plates of delicious homemade baked goods, for only $2 each
· Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
· Finish with a departute tax (any amount of your choosing)
· Leave, knowing you have made a difference!
Enjoy a private shopping experience at The Shoe Company and save on Sunday, December 1st. from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Door Prizes, Munchies, Gift bags with purchase, $10 discount on purchases over $50.