We are both very pleased to be chairing the United Way Campaign Cabinet again this year and we’re excited to welcome you to the annual workplace campaign on campus.
Thanks to our entire faculty, staff and student community, we raised more than $350,000 for the United Way last year – the most we have ever raised. In addition to that, we increased employee participation, and boosted campaign awareness on campus. Most importantly, we had a lot of fun achieving this tremendous success. From the Dinos winning the Plane Pull Competition, students, faculty and staff braving chilly waters, climbing thousands of stairs to BBQ’s, silent auctions, bake sales and a variety of talent challenges.
This year, we aim to do better. Our goal is to raise $360,000 – and we know we can do this.
We officially kicked off this year’s campaign at Community Report where Lucy Miller, President and CEO of United Way, Calgary and Area presented our two co-emcees with their own superhero capes. The theme of this year’s campaign is Everyday Heroes – everyone can be a hero by donating their time, talent and treasure.
We’d like to thank you again for what you do for our university and for our community. Whether your donation comes in dollars or time, you make a difference in the lives of Calgarians as we commit to making Calgary a great city for everyone through our partnership with United Way.
We look forward to seeing our students, faculty and staff, share their creativity and enthusiasm for what we hope to be our most successful campaign yet!
Dr. Richard Sigurdson Joanne Perdue
Dean, Faculty of Arts Chief Sustainability Officer
United Way Co-Chair United Way Co-Chair