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Fanshawe College Reaches New Heights With United Way Campaign Contribution!
Fanshawe College came through in a big way for the United Way with its highest contribution ever! Across all campuses, the College will donate $95,848 to the United Way, with $90,652 going to the London & Middlesex campaign. On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, in the Student Union Building at the London Campus, Fanshawe President Dr. Howard Rundle presented the cheque to Mr. Andrew Lockie, CEO, United Way of London & Middlesex. This year's donation from the College's staff, students and retirees is an increase of nearly 25 percent from Fanshawe's 2008 contribution of $72,620!
Dr. Howard Rundle and the United Way Campaign Committee present a cheque to Mr. Andrew Lockie of the London & Middlesex United Way.
"In light of the current economy and in line with last year's total, our United Way committee set a campaign goal of $73,000. Recognizing the need within our community, Fanshawe embraced the challenge," said Dr. Rundle. "Exceeding the goal by more than $18,000 is an incredible accomplishment and one we are all very proud of."
Fanshawe's contribution to the United Way will help make the community stronger and will provide many opportunities for people living in London & Middlesex. The Campaign kicked off with the ever-popular Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Fanshawe Student Union, Chartwells and the School of Tourism and Hospitality. The Campaign would not have been such a success without the assistance of more than 100 volunteers who canvassed and organized special events.
"More than ever the needs of our community are great, and the generous people at Fanshawe College have responded," says United Way CEO Andrew Lockie. "They are tremendous contributors to our community and serve as a great example of what we can do when we come together."
For the past several years the College has encouraged Leadership Giving. Leaders are donors who give at least $1,000 to the United Way Campaign. In addition to the 13 returning Leaders, Fanshawe has added 18 new Leaders, whose donations will be matched by an anonymous donor at the United Way. While the matched donations will not be included in Fanshawe's total, the result is a further $18,950 contribution to the Campaign.
In September, Fanshawe's United Way committee was the recipient of the 2009 President's Distinguished Team award. This award included a $5,000 cash prize, which is to be used to enhance the student experience at Fanshawe. The committee will use this money to establish an on-going, yearly bursary for a student who demonstrates financial need to pursue their post-secondary education.