United Way Campaign 2017

Plasma car racing

Plasma Car Races

The 2017 Plasma Car Races raised 5811.6 for United Way Greater Victoria!

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Holiday Artisans Market

Find an assortment of hand crafted goods at our revamped Winter Artisans Market on Nov. 21.

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Vikes Amazing Race

Congratulations to the Engineering faculty athletes for winning the very first Amazing Race!

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Hero campaign poster

UVic United Way Heroes

Donate. Help. Win! Become a UVic Hero today!

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United Way 2017 Kick-Off

The 2017 UVic United Way campaign kick off raised almost $200 for the campaign through raffle ticket ticket sales.

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Donate now

Find out how you can donate to the United Way and help your community.

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Thank you from the UVic United Way campaign

Thanks to generous donations from individuals and well-attended campus events, the fundraising tally for the 2017 UVic United Way campaign as of Dec. 15 is more than $230,000.

 “I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to our UVic community members, whose generosity and strong support has allowed us to contribute more than $4.5 million to United Way Greater Victora since 1994,” says Campaign Chair Cedric Littlewood. “Our annual campaign succeeds because of the commitment of our leadership donors, staff, faculty and retirees who give through payroll and one-time donations, and the many people who organize and come out to support campaign events.”

The Plasma Car Race celebrated its 10-year anniversary, with 15 teams competing for the Hubcap Trophy in crazy and creative costumes. The Artisan’s Market, which featured 16 local artisans, brought holiday shopping into University Centre. The first-ever Vikes Amazing Race event saw 21 Vikes athletes face off in fun athletic and fundraising challenges, while the UVic Libraries Booksale is now ongoing at the UVic Bookstore all year long.

Many units and student groups across campus also organized their own fundraising efforts, including the Engineering Students’ Society, Law Students’ Society and JDC (Jeux du Commerce) West. Combined, these initiatives added more than $14,000 to the 2017 campaign. The UVic Retirees Association (URVA) members also generously contributed more than $27,000. Thank you to everyone who organized and supported these initiatives.

There is still time to help us meet the fundraising goal of $275,000 – and in fact, the campaign appreciates donations throughout the year. For more information or to get involved in the 2018 campaign, visit uvic.ca/unitedway.

President's letter

President Cassels is a strong supporter of United Way Greater Victoria. 

View his letter to all faculty and staff.

The 2017 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! There are three Hero categories:

    1. Community Heroes: Gift in 2017 of $500+
    2. Everyday Heroes: Gift in 2017 from $1 to $365
    3. New Heroes: Gift in 2017 but no gift 5 years prior to 2017

Please visit the Heroes page for full details.

New Champions initiative

The Champions initiative helps 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.