Thank you from the UVic United Way campaign

You did it again, UVic! Together, you propelled the UVic United Way campaign past its 2015 goal of $269,000. As of December 29, the tally of funds raised during the campaign was $273,455, all made possible by the generous contributions of donors and supporters.

For the last six years, UVic has been the second-highest grossing United Way workplace campaign in the region. Since 1994, UVic has raised $4,246,314 for United Way Greater Victoria thanks to contributions from employees, retirees and students, and from events organized by members of the campus community.

“This is truly an amazing contribution,” says Jeremy Webber, UVic Dean of Law and Co-chair of the 2015 UVic United Way campaign. “The United Way helps people throughout our community: our friends, neighbours, often our co-workers. It has a direct impact on the quality of people’s lives throughout the region.”

This year’s campaign featured many campus events, beginning with the Plasma Car Races and Libraries Book Sale. The first-ever Power Up the Tower event saw UVic President Jamie Cassels, senior administrators, deans and staff scale the Peninsula Co-op Climbing Centre wall. The Holiday Artisan’s Market, which featured local artisans and the UVic Chamber Singers, wrapped up the event schedule. Many units across campus also organized their own fundraising efforts as did numerous student groups, including the Engineering Students’ Society, Law Students’ Society, JDC (Jeux du Commerce) West, and Commerce Students’ Society. Combined, these fundraising efforts contributed over $32,000 to the 2015 campaign. Thank you to everyone who organized and supported these events—we could not have reached our goal without you!

The campaign’s success was also due in part to the support of UVic Retirees Association (URVA) members, who contributed nearly $19,000 toward the campaign total.

While the 2015 UVic United Way campaign is formally over, you are encouraged to make a gift to United Way Greater Victoria any time of year using the online donation system. To learn more, please visit United Way Greater Victoria’s website or the UVic United Way website for information.

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