Oct. 15, 2019

Doing double duty: Recognize your colleagues and raise important funds

Give ‘n’ Thanks stars are ready to help raise funds for the 2019 United Way campaign
Give 'n' stars
Spread the love and raise funds for the 2019 United Way campaign. Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is filled with hard-working, dedicated faculty and staff who go above and beyond, every day. Everyone has benefited from the thoughtfulness of another team member, whether it’s making coffee first thing in the morning, or helping to finish an important presentation. Sometimes it’s hard to say thank you in a meaningful way during a busy work week.

That’s where UCalgary’s Give ’n’ Thanks campaign comes in — it’s a fun way to recognize your colleagues and raise funds toward important Calgary programming that tackles some of the unignorable social issues facing our community. By writing messages of thanks, encouragement, or just letting someone know how they make our community a better place, you can have a play a part in our goal of raising $600,000 this year.

Share why you appreciate your colleagues with Give ‘n’ Thanks stars.

Share why you appreciate your colleagues with Give ‘n’ Thanks stars.

Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Stars sell for $2 each or three for $5, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go toward the United Way campaign. You can find them with your unit, faculty or departmental United Way representative. (If you don’t know your representative, please contact DJ Kelly at dj.kelly@ucalgary.)

Whether it’s one or 100 stars, your contribution makes a difference both on campus and in Calgary. The United Way of Calgary is committed to improving lives and creating a meaningful difference for our community. Learn more about the programs and initiatives your money supports.

Watch now – Travis’s Impact Story 

Giving is easy. Give online via your personal donation link emailed to you on Sept. 30, download a paper pledge form or learn more about UCalgary’s United Way campaign. Check out the full list of awesome activities running until Dec. 13.

Recognition and Reward is one of the 13 factors illustrated in the National Standard. The University of Calgary is a recipient of the Excellence Canada Mental Health at Work Silver Level Certification in this area. Visit WellBeing and WorkLife to learn more about the implementation of the National Standard at the University of Calgary and to learn about existing programs and resources that support each of the 13 Factors.