Campus community makes record-breaking
United Way donation
Paul Davenport celebrates with United Way's CEO Bob Adams at the January 21 campaign announcement.
Once again Western’s faculty, staff, students and retirees have demonstrated their outstanding support of our community by donating $516,819 to the United Way of London & Middlesex. This contribution is well above our goal of $500,000 and surpasses last year’s campaign total by more than $41,000.
This support speaks volumes to the community-minded people we have working at Western and, more importantly, to our community’s strong support of the goals of the United Way. Over the past several months, many people have volunteered their time and talents to achieving this milestone donation. Specifically, I wish to extend a special thank-you to this year’s campaign co-chairs, Rosemary Lawrence-Pitt (Director, Advancement Services) and Dr. Jim Weese (Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences) for their commitment to leading our campus community through another successful campaign.
The United Way campaign also received strong support from Charlotte Sikatori from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Catherine McInerney, Library Assistant at the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library, both of whom served as Western’s sponsored employees for more than three months during the campaign.
Since 1992, Western’s campus community has donated more than $5.5 million to the United Way of London Middlesex, and this year’s contribution is the largest single donation in the United Way’s 110-year history.
Congratulations once again and thank you to the entire campus community for this tremendous contribution. Your support helps others make positive change in our community. Click here for more information on Western’s United Way contribution.