“In a region with so much opportunity we’ve seen an increase in people living in poverty. That gap has been made larger by the pandemic, by uneven recovery, and by rising inflation. We need to come together to strengthen our region and make progress for a thriving economy, sustainable future and inclusive society. I’m proud to partner with United Way to support the diverse and wide-reaching front-line programs that are making a real difference.”
CEO, BMO Financial Group
Here are just a few highlights from the campaign trail:
The Darryl & Cassandra White $1 Million Leadership Challenge Grant that served to leverage support from new donors.
The Donald K. Johnson Major Gift Challenge Grant, which inspired new major individual gifts to United Way Greater Toronto.
The Karen Green Legacy Gift of $2 million from a lifelong supporter of United Way and true community champion.
Close to 600 speaking engagements delivered by 150 United Way volunteers.
125 Day of Caring projects in community undertaken by enthusiastic corporate account staff members—everything from delivering meals to community gardening initiatives and virtual employment mentoring sessions.
200+ United Way-facilitated learning activities including interactive learning modules and neighbourhood tours.
Long-time engagement from the folks at Canso, enjoying 100% campaign participation by staff since the United Way York Region days and with the personal support and leadership of Heather Mason-Wood.
GetUP go-getters accepted the virtual physical challenge, running, walking, and cycling for 300 minutes and raising almost $300,000 towards United Way’s work—with terrific support from KPMG. But come this fall it is goodbye virtual, with United Way ClimbUP—all 1,776 steps—due to make a comeback October 21 and 22, 2023.