Our impact

We make a difference

Our 2015 United Way campaign was one of our best campaigns ever. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees demonstrated that the University of Waterloo is a caring and contributing member of our community.

UWaterloo's workplace campaign continues to be engaging, rewarding, and fun, but most of all, it makes a difference. 

2015 campaign highlights include:

  • Workplace campaign goal was $260,000

  • Together, we raised more than $267,536, enabling local agencies to:

    • provide language and employment support for 260 newcomers to Canada

    • help 144 seniors maintain their independence by offering hearing support classes

    • organize workshops focused on independent living for 500 homeless youth, helping them get a new start in life

    • give 480 women who have experienced trauma an opportunity to participate in support programs

    • provide 1,200 meals for those in need

  • Over 130 campus volunteers organized events and activities

    • With more than 55 events planned across campus

    • Contributing $25,000 in the process

  • Largest single donation was $10,000

  • This year we had 107 first-time donors

  • Members of the University of Waterloo’s Executive Council heeded Dean of Arts, Doug Peers, call to donate:

    • Reaching 100% participation from 550 executive council donors

    • Including 81 leaders and 52 friends

    • Increasing donations by 50% over last year

    • Contributing a cumulative total of $28,000

  • 2015 also saw $29,000 in new donations at the United Way’s leadership giving level

    • Matched by the Guloien Family Challenge Grant, turning $29,000 into $58,000 for the United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo & Area

    • Brining in 12 new leadership donors

    • Creating a total leadership donation of $134,844

  • UWaterloo contributes 5% of the United Way Kitchener-Waterloo & Area's overall goal 

  • Winner of the Leadership Campaign Award at the United Way Kitchener-Waterloo & Area Community Spirit Awards 2015

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