The Power of You
Together, we are possibility! Did you know that by donating $25 to United Way Greater Victoria you can provide a grocery card to help a low-income family or provide a young parent with the opportunity to participate in a 90-minute parenting program? By donating to United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV) your individual gift is pooled together for maximum collective impact in the community. This is how the UWGV was able to impact the lives of 80,000 people while providing funding for over 100 programs last year. And while that is a remarkable achievement, the need is greater than ever.
2015 campaign goals
This year the University of Victoria United Way campaign is working towards meeting two goals:
- Fundraising: This year, our fundraising goal is $246,000.
- Participation: Our second goal is to increase the number of UVic donors to the United Way campaign by 100 people over the next two years.
Keep checking our website regularly as we update our progress on two different thermometers. Every dollar and every donor counts so please donate to this year's UVic United Way Campaign by clicking on the United Way e-pledge donation button above.
President Cassels is a strong supporter of United Way Greater Victoria. In his letter to all faculty and staff, he endorsed this year's UVic United Way campaign and encouraged everyone to participate.
The 2015 UVic United Way Heroes campaign
All donors to the UVic United Way camapign are heroes for the amazing impact they have on the lives of people living in our community! Due the overwhelming success of last year's Hero Campaign, we are bringing it back this year. We will have special prize draws for our three Hero categories:
- Super Heroes: Leader donors who donate $500 or more to United Way Greater Victoria
- Everyday Heroes: People who donate at least one dollar a day, or $365 for the year
- Emerging Heroes: First-time donors to United Way Greater Victoria
Please visit our Heroes page for full details.
New Champions initiative
This year we are introducing the Champions initiative to help us reach our goal of 100 new UVic donors in the next two years. To learn more, visit the Become a Champion page on this site.