Fanshawe 2011 United Way Campaign Goal Set at $105,000
Last year, Fanshawe College staff, students and retirees raised more than $100,000 for the first time ever, surpassing our goal of $100,000 and contributing $106,388 to the United Way agencies within our four-county catchment area. Our collective donation assisted agencies that provide social services for children, families and individuals in many impact areas including poverty, mental health, youth and labour.
For 2011, Fanshawe has set a goal of $105,000. With current record unemployment rates, today's demand is greater than ever, as more individuals and families rely on the services of United Way. Fanshawe President Howard Rundle and campaign co-chairs Brody Lavoie and Leanne Perreault are encouraging College staff to consider giving generously.
Donating is easy. Donors can contribute with a one-time donation by cheque or credit card, or through payroll deduction (deductions would not begin until January 2012). Donations can be targeted toward a specific impact area - poverty; mental health; beginnings and transitions - or donors may choose to let the United Way determine where the need is greatest.
Judging at the 2011 chili cook-off. The October 4 event raised over $2100.
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Fanshawe's 2011 campaign got off to a hot start on October 4, with a chili cook-off lunch raising $2116.50. Judges included London Knights Captain Jarred Tinordi and Roop Chanderdat, co-owner, general manager and field manager of the London Majors baseball club. Chef Kyle Vermeulen of Chartwell's Food Services cooked up the winning chili for the third year in a row.
Fanshawe is planning many more special events over the next several months, some brand new! We hope you'll participate and enjoy them all. We look forward to a successful campaign and we thank you for supporting the United Way. After all, without you there would be no way.
Top photo: Chartwells' chili champ Kyle Vermeulen, centre, with campaign co-chairs Leanne Perreault, left, and Brody Lavoie.