United Way Oakville Reaches $4.5 Million Goal

Campaign Cabinet of United Way Oakville
United Way Oakville Reaches $4.5 Million Goal

On Thursday, March 2, United Way Oakville proudly announced that the Oakville community raised $4.5 million for its 2016 fundraising campaign.

The announcement was made at United Way Oakville’s Community Celebration Night at the Oakville Conference Centre. The event featured Chris Mei from The Weather Network as emcee, and a lively dance performance by a dance group from United Way Oakville funded ArtHouse, in addition to the traditional awards ceremony. With nearly 400 people in attendance, the event honoured local organizations and individuals for their outstanding contributions to United Way.

“I would like to personally thank you all for helping make Oakville a better place to live,” said Terry Smith, 2016 Campaign Cabinet Chair, “From our agencies, community partners, government, labour and private sector partnerships, your generosity has proven that together, we are possibility. You helped to bring us all together to strengthen the lives of our neighbours and communities.”
The 2016 Campaign raised the most money in United Way Oakville’s 61 year history, making this years’ success, that much more impressive.

2016 Spirit Award Winners
United Way Oakville’s Spirit Awards recognize excellence in community giving among its dedicated volunteers, donors, and corporate supporters. This year’s Spirit Award winners have stood out in the areas of creativity, innovation, and overall commitment to building a better town for us all.

The 2016 Spirit Award Winners:

  1. Agency Division Award– Community Living Oakville
  2. Business Division Award– Bard Canada Inc.
  3. Finance Division Award – Genworth Canada
  4. Major Bank Division Award – BMO Bank of Montreal
  5. Public Service/Education Division Award – Appleby College
  6. Manufacturing Division Award– Moen

“We would like to say thank you to our donors, and we are so appreciative of their incredible generosity,” said Brad Park, United Way Oakville CEO, “Oakville is a great community that proves year after year, that it comes together for those who need it most.”

  1. Speakers Bureau Award – Maria Estrada
  2. Community Engagement – Dr. Angela Saunders
  3. Joint Union/Management Campaign Award – Regional Municipality of Halton & CUPE 2620, 2620A, 3732, OPSEU 261, 265, 282, 207, 261A, ONA
  4. Campaign Builder Award- Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
  5. Community Leadership Giving Campaign of the Year Award – GE Water & Process Technologies
  6. Outstanding Workplace Campaign Coordinator Award– Lin Rogers & Neil Gallant, Town of Oakville
  7. Outstanding Union Campaign Coordinator Award – Shauna Canton & Linda Asselin, UNIFOR Local 707
  8. Lifetime Achievement Award – Ford of Canada, Ford Oakville Assembly Complex/UNIFOR Local 707, UNIFOR Local 707/ Oakville Assembly Complex
  9. Outstanding Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Award– George Anastasopoulos
  10. Campaign of the Year Award – O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP

United Way Oakville funds 31 local human and social service agencies supporting over 34,000 people in Oakville.

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