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Scholfield Award 2019 Nominations Now Open!

Scholfield Award of Community Distinction Recognizing and celebrating outstanding volunteer contributions to the City and County of Peterborough. United Way of Peterborough & District’s Scholfield Award of Community Distinction was established to recognize an individual or organization for their outstanding contribution and ability to mobilize positive change within our community. Through their excellent leadership, the award…

Peterborough’s low-income earners aren’t moving upward, still below provincial income levels

Our CEO, Jim Russell weighs in on income levels here in Peterborough.  Click here for full article in Peterborough This Week  or read below. Peterborough’s low-income earners aren’t moving upward, still below provincial income levels According to a provincial study, since 2000 high-income earners have been making more money while low-income earners have stagnated NEWS Feb 19,…

United Way Peterborough Announces 1.2 million

The United Way of Peterborough and District announced Wednesday morning that the fall campaign has reached $1.2 million toward its goal of raising $1.85 million for the local agencies funded by United Way. United Way CEO Jim Russell and campaign chairwoman Megan Murphy joined members of the campaign team in making the announcement at the…

United Way Peterborough Announces 560K Milestone

Meg On Board

United Way Peterborough & District Campaign Chair Megan Murphy and CEO Jim Russell announced the campaign has hit $560,000. The announcement was made in front of one of the Chalk Talk Boards in downtown Peterborough.   Media Coverage: www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news-story/9032127-united-way-of-peterborough-and-district-tally-reaches-560-000/

Community Comes Together to Show Its Local Love at the 2018 United Way Campaign Launch #LocalLove

230 people packed the Evinrude Centre this morning to launch the 77th annual United Way Community fundraising Campaign.  There was lively hosting by Stu Harrison, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, and Catherine Hanrahan, Team vanRahan and the event was broadcast live by Fresh Radio and Chex Television. At one point the event was overtaken by Zombies…

6th Annual Paint the Town Red Continues to Show Growth

On Wednesday July 18th, hundreds of people dined out at 32 local restaurants who donated 25% of their daily sales to support the work of United Way Peterborough & District.  Today we are thrilled to announce another record breaking success both in donations and community engagement. The event continues to show growth, raising just over…

Paint the Town Red

Today in the Hunter Street alley, Jim Russell CEO of United Way of Peterborough & District was joined by Campaign Chair, Megan Murphy, Paint the Town Red 2018 Co-Chairs Laura Crann (Ashburnham Realty) and Ashley Vititoe (Gauvreau and Assoicates) along with a variety of participating restaurants to announce the launch of the 6th annual Paint the…

Megan Murphy Announced as 2018 Campaign Chair

Jim Russell, CEO United Way Peterborough & District, announced that Megan Murphy, local radio personality and film maker, will be leading United Way’s 77th community campaign in the fall of 2018.  Russell enthusiastically stated that “Megan’s deep Peterborough roots, artistic spirit, and community leadership makes her a natural choice to lead our campaign.” Megan was…