United Way Peterborough & District Announces New Leadership Challenge Grant

United Way Peterborough & District is excited to announce a new Leadership Challenge Grant. Thanks to a donation from a generous supporter who is currently anonymous, Leadership donors can now increase the impact of their donations.

Between November 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022, new Leadership donors (those gifting outright or pledging $1,200 or more in the current campaign) will see their donation matched, up to a total of $200,000. Donors who are already giving $1,200 or more annually and who add at least $300 to their gift will also have their increase matched.

Last year, United Way Peterborough & District provided critical funding to 103 programs through 51 local agencies to provide much needed support for people during the height of the pandemic.

“The legacy of this gift will be to leverage new community support. As we continue to recover from the COVID pandemic it is critical that we ensure help continues to be there for people in need, when and where they need it most.” says CEO Jim Russell.

“We’re asking those in our community, who are able, to play a vital role today by supporting our 3-year campaign to raise $5 million by 2023. A Leadership gift made to United Way helps to meet the needs of today and to break down systemic barriers in the way of a more equitable tomorrow.” says Russell.

Leadership donors give $1,200 or more annually to the local community through United Way.  This program, initiated in 1997, is the fasted growing area of the campaign. 197 Leadership donors contributed more than $440,000 in 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.uwpeterborough.ca/be-a-leader  or contact Anne Ondercin aondercin@uwpeterborough.ca

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