Schulich raises $86,939 for United Way!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry set a goal to raise $75,000 for the United Way, but thanks to your generosity, we brought in $86,939!

Students, faculty, staff and retirees at The University of Western Ontario eclipsed their goal of half a million dollars as well, and presented a record-breaking gift of $516,819 to United Way of London & Middlesex.

Since 1992, Western has donated $5,507,687 to the local campaign.

"Western faculty, staff, retirees and students continue to demonstrate, year after year, what it means to be partners in building a stronger community," says Bob Adams, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of London & Middlesex.

"Their generous contributions of time, money and expertise reflect a powerful commitment to making real change in people's lives."

"I am thrilled that our students, faculty, staff and retirees have generated this record-breaking gift for the United Way campaign, an organization that plays such a vital role in London and Middlesex," says Paul Davenport, Western's President.

"It speaks volumes to the community-minded people we have working at Western and more importantly, to our community's strong support of the goals of the United Way."

Western campaign co-chairs Dean Jim Weese, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Rosemary Lawrence-Pitt, Director of Advancement Services, led the 2007 fundraising drive.

Charlotte Sikatori from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Catherine McInerney from the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library served as Western's sponsored employees for more than three months during the campaign.