McMaster United Way campaign wins award, seeks volunteers

Roger Couldrey, Melanie Garaffa, Nicole Moning (Staff Chair) and Philippa Carter (Faculty Chair), receive the Outstanding Leadership Campaign of the Year award from Corinne Roynon (far right), of the United Way of Halton and Hamilton.

The university’s  2018-19 United Way employee campaign wrapped up February 1, reaching 98% of its $290,000 goal.

McMaster’s efforts received the Outstanding Leadership Campaign of the Year Award from the United Way of Halton and Hamilton at a ceremony on April 3. The award recognizes employee campaigns with several large donors over $1200. The overall United Way regional campaign surpassed last year’s goal. In total, a record $10,875,000 was raised, marking a milestone for the organization and the community.

This year’s McMaster campaign highlights included the Pull4Mac bus pull, an online auction, and individual donations including payroll deductions.

The campaign is run by employee volunteers. This committee is looking for new members with skills in event management, project management and communications – or join the committee to network with other employees and learn these skills. No personal fundraising is required. Meetings are held during work hours.

“I highly recommend joining this committee,” says Madeline Van Impe, Arts and Science program administrator. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet and network with other employees from across the whole university and I feel good knowing our work contributes to helping people in my community. Giving back is important to me and this is a meaningful way to do it right here at McMaster.”

Read more about volunteer opportunities.

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