University fundraising campaign earns United Way honours
Queen’s recently received two awards at the annual United Way Volunteer Awards and Appreciation Night.
“The Queen’s United Way Campaign means so much to our community. Faculty, students, staff and retirees step up in a huge way each year to show they care about people having access to the support and services they need. These awards recognize this depth of caring,” says staff co-chair Shelley Aylesworth-Spink.
The university accepted the Keystone Award, a new recognition level that highlights campaign achievements over $250,000. Queen’s also received the Ruby Britton Smith Foundation Leadership Award in recognition of the 94 donors who were “Leaders of the Way” (donations of $1,000 or more).
The Queen’s community donated more than $328,000 during the 2010 campaign in support of the United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A). The local United Way provided support to 106 programs in 2009, assisting 74,000 individuals in the area.
“After a successful 2010 campaign, the university United Way committee is excited to start preparing for our next campaign. We have had huge support from the entire university community and we are so grateful for that,” says Allison Bailey, Human Resources staff member and campaign volunteer.
Heather Lawton and Jordan Lee will serve as the student co-chairs during the 2011 campaign.
“We look forward to offering more outreach activities and doing more volunteer work with United Way-funded agencies,” says Ms Lawton, a second-year student.
Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis, who has overall responsibility for the Queen's United Way Campaign, recently joined the KFL&A United Way campaign cabinet.