United Way campaign aims to raise $490,000

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United Way campaign aims to raise $490,000

University sets highest-ever fundraising goal for this year's campaign in support of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

By Communications Staff

October 3, 2023


Queen’s University has set a $490,000 fundraising goal for its annual campaign in support of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, its highest ever. Learn how you can support the campaign at queensu.ca/unitedway.

This year’s overall campaign goal is $3,820,000.

Queen’s donors play a critical role in supporting more than 54,000 individuals in our community through the campaign. These essential funds are critical to supporting programs that help to advance our goals of No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, and Quality and Education in our community.

The Queen’s community gave like never before last year, lifting the fundraising bar to $489,311, well over 10 per cent of the overall goal.

“The United Way plays a critical role in ensuring the health and well-being of our community by funding programs and services that benefit thousands of people,” says Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane, a Campaign Cabinet member for the United Way KFL&A. “Queen’s is an important partner in this work and I am pleased to support the United Way not only with my donation, but also with my time as a member of the Campaign Cabinet. I encourage everyone in the Queen’s community to contribute to United Way in any way they can. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of many.”

Queen’s staff, faculty, and retirees are leaders in the community and have come together to create the largest workplace and retiree campaign within the region. A report by Deloitte showed that Queen’s community members annually raise well over $1 million to support local causes while students put in thousands of volunteer hours with local agencies and programs.

To join the campaign and donate, visit the Queen’s United Way site and follow the instructions. Previous donors who have accepted automatic renewal can also use this link to increase their annual pledge.

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