Become a Department Champion


To build and strengthen our community by bringing people and resources together to facilitate change.

Role of a Queen's United Way Champion

  • Increase awareness in the department/faculty of the need and impact
  • Attend virtual Champions orientation/education session
  • Share Impact of employee donations
    • Add images impact cards to emails
    • Information sharing
    • Ask your colleagues if they received the link to donate once campaign has launched; do they have any questions
  • Invite a United Way speaker to a department meeting.
    • These speakers come from diverse areas of service to speak about topics that best relate to your department/area.
  • Support the community through United Way donation drives if this appeals to the department
    • In-kind drives optional: food, mitts, socks, personal hygiene products, school supplies


We will be known as an organization that:

  • Operates with integrity, transparency and accountability to the highest ethical standards to ensure public trust
  • Provides leadership in driving social change, partnerships and collaborative innovation
  • Respects community wisdom by considering diverse viewpoints
  • Harnesses and engages the talents and resources in our community to enhance a philanthropic culture
  • Promotes volunteerism through creating awareness and engagement

Join the campaign!

Contact our Department Champions Chair to learn more about our campaign. 


James Ligthart

James Ligthart

Campaign Chair

Current Department Champions

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Name Department Email
David Gordon Geography and Planning
Jessica McCarthy Advancement
Alex Amodeo Faculty of Education (non-management)
Erin Couch Human Resources
Monika Holzschuh Languages/Literature/Culture
David Detomasi Smith School of Business
Christopher Pickles  School of Mining
Kelly Rathwell Smith School of Business
Patti Castro Evaristo Health Sciences
Tom Harris Chemical Engineering
Mark Green Civil Engineering
James Ligthart Vice-Principal Research Portfolio