Western’s United Way Campaign tops $10 Million mark for all-time contributions

Western University announced the grand total of its 2014 campus-wide fundraising campaign benefiting the United Way of London & Middlesex today.

The campaign raised $745,014 this year, bringing Western’s total contribution since its first organized campaigns – dating back to the 1990s – to $10,216,722.

This year’s campaign, dubbed ‘Project 100%’, had Western aiming to increase the number of Western staff, faculty, students and retirees taking part in United Way activities between the campaign launch in October to its conclusion in January. Western focused on recognizing the importance of contributing in any number of ways whether that was a one-off fundraising event or helping to make one of those events happen.

“As the largest single workplace contributor to the United Way of London and Middlesex, we’re extremely proud to have raised almost three quarters of a million dollars again this year, “ said Western’s President Amit Chakma. “Our goal was to increase engagement and awareness on campus of the United Way’s vital work in our community. We believe that we realized a significant increase in the number of people in the Western community who got involved.”

President Chakma, was joined by Andrew Lockie, Chief Executive Officer for United Way of London & Middlesex, and London Police Chief Bradley Duncan, at an announcement event where they expressed gratitude to campaign volunteers as well as the thousands of students, faculty, staff and retirees who all did their part – and more – to reach this outstanding result.

Information on United Way of London Middlesex’s campaign is available at www.uwlondon.on.ca.