Donate to the United Way!

Your gift will help enrich 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 2018 United Way campaign. To make a contribution before the campaign closes, please contact your United Way Champion (local area canvasser) to obtain a paper pledge form.

There are still other ways left to give! Please see the events list below for more information about United Way fundraisers at Fanshawe.

Fanshawe's 2018 United Way campaign

The Fanshawe College 2018 United Way campaign officially kicked off on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 and will run until the end of January 2019. Last year, staff, students and retirees from all campuses at Fanshawe College made the largest contribution in our history to United Way. We are proud to announce this year's all-campus goal: $116,000.00!

Graphical text showing Fanshawe's 2017 goal is 115,000 dollars

Together, we ignite possibility. Together, we can change the odds.

All people are important. All people have the potential to need help and the potential to give help. 'Success' and 'quality of life' mean different things to different people, but we're all driven by the ultimate goal of enjoying life to its fullest potential, and helping others to do the same.

United Way supports a wide range of services within our communities. These services are dedicated to moving people from poverty to possibility, building strong and healthy communities and helping kids be all they can be. Many of our students do their field placements within agencies funded by United Way, contributing their expertise through experiential learning. Many of our staff have been involved with United Way too, as recipients of assistance and as volunteers with agencies that receive United Way funding. We all have the potential to succeed and to help others succeed.

Upcoming events

Everyday Hero student team fundraising challenge
On until March 1, 2019 |

Marketing students in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business have received a challenge from professor Marty Menard to join together and raise at least $365 (a dollar a day) per team (1 team = a course section). Faculty across Fanshawe are encouraged to join in by challenging their own students to the same goal. Students at all sites are invited to create a team or donate to their fellow students.

Get revved: RC car races
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | James A. Colvin Atrium (B Building, London Campus)
Ready, set... GO! Join us for for some action-packed remote control car racing against students and staff (you could even win a chance to race against President Peter Devlin). Cost: $5 for one lap or $10 for three tries. Racers, bring your own RC cars (battery powered only) or race one of ours. The best time of the day takes the trophy and there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. No registration - just show up and race!

Live at The Aeolian Hall: The Memphis Jam

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | Doors open at 7:30 p.m. | $25/ticket
Party with Fanshawe employees Gary Lima, Jeff Wright and Paul Fleury, together with their classic hits cover band The Memphis Jam, at London's historic Aeolian Hall (795 Dundas Street) on Saturday, February 23. This benefit concert is a big hit every year! All proceeds from the performance will go directly to Fanshawe's United Way campaign. Tickets are available at or by calling 519-672-7950.


Fanshawe makes United Way history again!

College's highest-ever contribution tops triple-digits for eighth year in a row

Fanshawe's United Way committee is proud to announce that you have helped surpass our 2017 United Way campaign goal. College staff, students, alumni and retirees have made the largest contribution in Fanshawe's history, a record-setting $116,114.72 donation to the United Way!

Graphical text showing Fanshawe's 2017 total is 116,114 dollars

This all-campus total, which reflects funds raised through payroll contributions, as well as fundraising events and student activities, was distributed to United Way agencies across each of Fanshawe's four campus communities in London, Woodstock, St. Thomas and Simcoe.

"It's always wonderful to see the response of our Fanshawe family to the needs of our community, even in a year as challenging as 2017 was," said campaign chair Candace Miller. "We're thrilled to have helped touch so many lives through the efforts of United Way sponsored agencies in our region. This kind of support is so important and makes such a powerful difference in the lives of our students, colleagues, friends and neighbours."

Fanshawe has surpassed the $100,000 mark for eight years in a row. Our total contributions to the United Way amount to more than $1.5 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 Laura Visconti," Miller says. "We also congratulate this year's Labour Appreciation Award winners John Conley and Dana Copeland and our highest fundraisers, the Student Success department, including 'Champion of the Year' Linda MacLeod."