Our 2016 campaign

We set a goal — and we beat it again!

We raised over $275,000 in 2016! That means we beat our goal of $265,000 by $10,000.

We didn’t just set a goal for a dollar amount, we set another goal too. We wanted to find 75 new donors to celebrate the campaign’s 75th anniversary. (Funny how our final total also had a 75 in it!)

We kicked off the campaign by talking to our campus leaders at the Leadership L(a)unch on September 19 and celebrating our volunteers on September 20.

University and United Way leadership

Before painting the campus red on October 1, our team from Athletics won the train pull at the Waterloo Central Railway in St. Jacobs with as much ease as they won the plane pull the year before.

The Waterloo Warriors team and volunteers

We made a huge impact this year — again. And not only did we hit our goal, but the University of Waterloo was also awarded the Leadership Campaign Award again at the United Way Kitchener-Waterloo & Area Community Spirit Awards for the outstanding work done to raise money among Waterloo’s leadership team.

And our fearless chair James Skidmore took home the Individual Campaign Champion Award.

James Skidmore accepting his award