Another record-breaking year for Fanshawe’s United Way campaign!
Fanshawe's United Way committee is proud to announce that you have helped surpass our 2019 United Way campaign goal. College staff, students, alumni and retirees have made the largest contribution in Fanshawe's history, a record-setting $136,777 donation to the United Way!
This all-campus total, which reflects funds raised through payroll contributions, as well as fundraising events and student activities, will be distributed to United Way agencies across each of Fanshawe's campus communities.
“In supporting the College's community involvement in the United Way, it provides us with an amazing opportunity to help support people facing issues of poverty, homelessness, and breaking down the barriers to education,” says Michelle Giroux, campaign chair. “The United Way committee members have been hard at work throughout this past year to increase the visibility of the Fanshawe campaign and raise awareness to local issues that present within our local region. It has been a rewarding experience to be involved with the committee that represents Fanshawe and works tirelessly to support our community.”
Fanshawe has surpassed the $100,000 mark for ten years in a row. Our total contributions to the United Way amount to more than $1.6 million since the College began donating.
"I would like to acknowledge the help and support of this year's campaign committee, canvassing champions, volunteers and donors, along with our sponsored employee Trudy Kitchen," Giroux says. "We also congratulate our highest fundraisers, the Campus Security Services and Emergency Management Office team with their efforts for the annual Shoe Shine event, which was led by Special Constable Mike Dukic."
Thank you for showing your local love, supporting our community and giving families hope. Together, we are making local issues unignorable.
Help make local issues #UNIGNORABLE
Your gift will help make local issues #UNIGNORABLE, enriching the lives of our friends, co-workers, students and neighbours and make a lasting difference for them and their families. Online giving and payroll deduction are now closed for the 2019 United Way campaign.
Fanshawe's 2019 United Way campaign
Our annual campaign is driven by the goal to empower people in our communities to enjoy their lives to their fullest potential, no matter what the odds are. The funds support local agencies helping people right around the corner to overcome homelessness, poverty and barriers to education. We encourage everyone to work together in tackling these persistent, unignorable issues close to home, ensuring accessible supports for everyone in our communities.
- Fanshawe's Community Employment Services has received federal funding to provide the Career Launcher program in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Aylmer, Ontario.
- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Fanshawe College has made the difficult decision to defer all fall 2020 convocation ceremonies.