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  • The UWaterloo sign outside of the Dana Porter Library

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    2020

    Our 2020 Campaign

    Bringing our campus together

    Learn more about our campaign this past year - and see the deans' latest costumes to celebrate the launch!


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  • The Waterloo Entrance Sign wrapped in red

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    2019

    Our 2019 Campaign

    Bringing our campus together

    Learn more about our campaign this past year - and see the deans' latest costumes to celebrate the launch!


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  • The team at Houe of Friendship ose in masks, 2 meters apart, in the hallway of one of their housing locations.

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    2020

    Our impact

    Making a difference in our community

    This year we raised more than $230K, despite some very challenging circumstances! Learn more about the impact that support has had on our community during the pandemic.


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  • President Feridun Hamdullahpur presenting at the United Way launch next to a poster asking

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    2019

    Our impact

    Making a difference in our community

    This year we raised $262,590.16! Learn more about the impact those funds have on our community.


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  • The faculty deans dressed up as Star Trek characters

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    2020

    Our People

    The volunteers that make it all happen

    Who is behind the United Way campaign, and why do they get involved? Meet some of the volunteers who made this year's campaign possible.


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  • A close up of vegetable soup with a spoon

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    2020

    Our events

    Our community’s creativity and commitment to our campaign

    This year, organizers were cooking up some special initiatives to raise money when in-person events weren't possible.


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  • Two students paint pumpkins for a Halloween fundraiser

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    2019

    Our events

    Our community’s creativity and commitment to our campaign

    From Souper Thursday to the Cutest Pet Contest, see what events happened across campus to raise money for this year's campaign.


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  • Group of staff and students under gold and black umbrellas

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    2018

    Our 2018 campaign

    Bringing the campus together

    Connecting our volunteers with the University's senior leadership sparked new connections and successes.


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  • Landon and five of the deans dressed as Star Wars characters

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    2018

    Our impact

    Making a difference in our community

    This year, we raised $297,000 that will help fund programs that support community.


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  • Two volunteers who supported the campaign

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    2018

    Our People

    The volunteers that make it all happen

    Thank you to everyone who made this year's campaign a success!


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  • Associate Dean Bill Chesney hit fellow staff member in the face with a cream pie as part of a fundraiser

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    2018

    Our events

    Our community "pies it forward" and more fun

    From Souper Thursday to the president's own line of soap, see some of the highlights from this year's campaign.


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  • Hands stacked one on top of each other in cooperation

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    2017

    Giving back to our community

    If not us, then who?

    While we didn’t reach our goal, our campus community still made an incredible effort during the 2017 campaign. Help us reach our future goals in 2018


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  • Members of the United Way Committee pose at the Waterloo, which has been wrapped in red for the campaign

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    2017

    Our 2017 campaign

    Every little bit counts

    We know it takes a cross-campus effort from every corner to reach our United Way goal every year. From our tremendous volunteers to generous donors and enthusiastic event attendees, we couldn't make our goal without you.


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  • Faculty and staff getting their hair shaved off as part of a fundraising activity

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    2017

    Our impact

    We support our community

    This year, we raised $260,000 that will help fund programs that fight poverty. Learn more about the impact on our community.


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  • Members of the United Way Committee at the leadership lunch

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    2017

    Our people

    Fostering our champions

    Whether you attended an event, made a one-time donation, or make ongoing gifts through payroll, your support makes an impact beyond campus.


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  • Allison Boyd serves soup for Souper Wednesday event

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    2017

    Our events

    Bringing campus together for a cause

    This year saw new approaches to fundraising as well as two new cross-campus events that we hope become annual traditions.


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  • Red balloons

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    2016

    Giving back to our community

    More important than ever before

    Thanks to the generosity of the University of Waterloo community members, we beat our 2016 goal and raised more than $275,000.


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  • Waterloo Warriors team pulling an old fashioned train

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    2016

    Our 2016 campaign

    We set a goal — and we beat it again!

    This year's goal wasn't about a dollar amount — we also set out to engage with first time donors.


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    2016

    Our impact

    We make a difference

    We couldn’t have done it without the support of the University of Waterloo community. Learn more about the impact we had on Kitchener-Waterloo and area.


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  • United Way Volunteers from St. Paul's dressed in red

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    2016

    Our people

    We couldn't do it without them

    Every year, our volunteers and donors come together to make something special happen.


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    2016

    Our events

    We like to have a little fun too

    There’s a chance you’ll come across a Dean dressed as Winnie the Pooh, plasma car races, decorate your own cupcake bars or yoga classes.


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  • The University of Waterloo sign wrapped in red

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    2015

    Our community connections

    We're doing research that matters

    Across campus we went red to support the United Way Kitchener-Waterloo & Area. Why? It’s about connecting to the community we’re a part of. Whether you grew up in the region or you moved here to be a part of the University of Waterloo, you are part of a growing community where not everyone’s as lucky as we are.


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  • United Way Change Starts Here sign in the Davis Centre atrium.

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    2015

    Our 2015 campaign

    We set a goal and we beat it again

    We made a huge impact this year - again. And not only did we hit our goal, $267,535.95, but the University of Waterloo was also awarded the Leadership Campaign Award at the United Way KW & Area Community Spirit Awards for the outstanding work done to raise money among Waterloo’s leadership team.


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  • Red balloon arch

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    2015

    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.


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  • A group of people in red t-shirts stand in front of a United Way banner

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    2015

    Our people

    We couldn't do it without them

    At first glance some of the things United Way volunteers do, like baking a cake for a bake sale, may seem small. But when that cake is sold at a bake sale in support of the United Way, the value of that cake grows.


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  • Two people stand in front of a red and white booth with balloons and cupcakes

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    2015

    Our events

    We like to have a little fun too

    From turning the campus red for a day, to hot chocolate pop-up shops, to plasma car races, to senior leadership showing off their dance moves, the UWaterloo campus community clearly knows how to have fun while supporting the United Way.


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