Queen's University

United Way Campaign exceeds goal

 
2009-12-21

Queen’s faculty, staff and students have raised more than $321,000 for United Way this year, well over the $300,000 target.

“Congratulations to the Queen’s community for coming through with contributions at this time when so many are in need,” says Lisa Marian, labour co-chair of the University’s campaign committee.

“It is a real privilege to be involved with the United Way and to be part of such a committed community as Queen’s,” says faculty co-chair Bob Crawford. “I am proud of my colleagues.”

Students participated enthusiastically again in this year’s campaign, organizing wishing wells in Stauffer and Douglas Libraries in December, volunteering to help run the annual BBQ lunch held in November, and collecting donations at the Applied Science formal.
 
“People at the university believe in the United Way movement as a strong force in support of people helping people,” says Shelley Aylesworth-Spink, the campaign’s staff co-chair.

“Queen’s retirees have responded yet again with very generous support for the annual United Way campaign, providing much needed help for many members of our community,” says Carl Hamacher, co-chair for retirees.

The president of the local United Way says Queen’s contributions to the community campaign continue to grow.

“In a year when many are struggling to make ends meet, employees and students of Queen’s have risen to the challenge and generously contributed to their community,” says Bhavana Varma.  “Thanks to their support, help will be there when it is needed for vital programs and services.”

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