In conjunction with Trent University’s exciting campaign achievement, United Way Peterborough & District CEO, Jim Russell, announced the community has currently raised just over $1.7 million. Trent University’s campaign result of just over $75,000 was instrumental in reaching this point in the campaign. Jim was joined by Julie Davis, Vice-President, External Relations & Advancement, at Trent University to make this inspiring announcement.
Russell also advised that United Way’s annual community campaign celebration will now take place at the end of March. Jim Russell explained “In 2015 our Board decided to move our fiscal year end to March 31 – moving our campaign announcement aligns with that change and allows us to plan more effectively using actual campaign results.” The 2016 Campaign Announcement will take place on March 30 at the Holiday Inn from noon-1pm.
Russell also highlighted that this move means there is Still Time To Give to the 2016 United Way Community Campaign. Russell emphasised that “when individuals and workplace donors combine their gifts, no matter the size, we are able to make a lasting impact on the community. Already we have seen what the generosity of this community can do to create possibility for those who are struggling. We have a 75 year history of working with donors and partner agencies to make a difference.”
Funds raised during United Way’s campaign supports efforts throughout Peterborough County & City to create opportunities for families struggling with poverty, helping youth to reach their potential through educational supports and life skills training, and ensuring Peterborough is a healthy and vibrant community.
Year-end donations can may be made directly to United Way of Peterborough & District by calling 705-742-8839 or donating online by visiting United Way‘s Web site at uwpeterborough.ca or visiting the United Way office at 277 Stewart Street.