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Welcome to the 2014 UBC Community United Way Campaign!
We are very excited to be the Chairs for this year’s campaign and along with our amazing campus colleagues and fellow volunteers on the United Way Steering Committee we challenge all of campus to join us and help make a difference in our local communities.
United Way and UBC have been partners for over 30 years to bring people together to help change lives. We are so proud to be a part of this tradition, one that in recent years has consistently raised over half a million dollars each year for programs that impact the communities where we live, work and play.
New this year is the 5 Days of Caring campus-wide kick off week starting on October 6 with fun challenges and awareness building events that are all in support of the United Way. Everyone is welcome so please come out and join us! Thank you in advance for being a part of the 2014 UBC Community United Way campaign!
Paola Baca, Co-Chair
Joan Denenfeld, Co-Chair
Winnie Ng, Vice-Chair
United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) is a non-profit organization that delivers more than 400 programs and services to members of Lower Mainland communities. The United Way focuses on prevention and addresses the underlying causes of critical social issues such as poverty, bullying and social isolation before they become crises.
The UBC Community United Way Campaign is an annual workplace campaign that runs in the fall and creates a great opportunity for students, staff and faculty on campus to connect, network and raise funds for a great cause.
The University of British Columbia has a long history with United Way and has held a workplace campaign since 1976. The UBC Okanagan campus started their United Way campaign in 2005 and has since achieved outstanding results in participation and donations that has greatly impacted their community at Central and South Okanagan and Similkameen.
The University of British Columbia (Vancouver and Okanagan) has been the top contributor to United Way for many years. Sine 2009 UBC has consistently raised over $500,000 in support of the local community.
In the most recent years UBC has also partnered with the United Way of Lower Mainland to lead research in areas of Middle Childhood Development and Neighborhood Planning as well providing space for the city to hold conversations on Community Engagement, Social Innovation, Public Policy and more.