Queen's shines at United Way awards ceremony
Queen’s took home four major awards at the United Way’s Workplace Volunteer Awards and Appreciation event on March 30.
In total, the Queen’s community (faculty, staff, retirees and students) raised $308,116 for United Way during the 2008 campaign, and the university was recognized in several specific areas.
A new award was introduced this year for workplaces with one or more Leaders of the Way (those who donate at least $1,000). Queen’s took the top prize in this category, winning the Ruby Leadership Award for workplaces with more than 40 Leaders of the Way.
The $100K Team Award is given to employee campaigns that raise over $100,000 through corporate, employee and event donations. Queen’s was one of six workplaces that won in this category out of a total of 420 workplaces.
The university also took away the Cornerstone Award, which is given to workplaces that raise more than $25,000.
Students at Queen’s received the Spirit of Community Award for organizations that reached out to the community and raised significant funds for the campaign.
Faculty co-chair Bob Crawford attended the awards event, as well as students Jacquie Woo (current chair) Megan Barnes and Katrina van Laren (incoming co-chairs).