On February 7, 2013, the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton celebrated United Way’s 85 years serving the community, the closing of the 2012 Campaign and the Spirit of Community Awards.
2012 was a year of milestones for the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton. Imagine Canada launched its new Standards Program to strengthen public confidence in the charitable nonprofit sector and the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton was one of the first organizations to be accredited across the country. 2012 also marked the organization’s 85th anniversary.
The United Way announced raising $6,813,000 ($2,008,355 in Burlington and $4,804,645 in Hamilton). “Despite some challenges in a number of sectors, this year’s achievement is one to be celebrated. The United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton has raised over $250 million since its inception in 1927” said CEO Len Lifchus.
“The United Way legacy in our community has been built on decades of hard work, thousands of volunteers, and donors who year after year see the need in their community and have the compassion and conviction to be a part of the solution,” he said. “The funds we raised this year will help thousands upon thousands of people right here in our community. That is something to be proud of, and as always, thank you to our donors who make it all possible.”
“A strong, supported, resilient city benefits all of us,” said 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs the Hon. Paddy Torsney and Dr. Nick Bontis. “Every day, United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton has a profound impact on our community and by raising $6,813,000; we are ensuring an essential network of programs and services work together to achieve lasting, positive change. We were honoured to be a part of this year’s campaign and to give what we could to help create positive change in the lives of those in our community.”
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