Board of Directors Elects New President

The United Way of Fort McMurray Board of Directors elected Steve Yatauro as its new president during a meeting held on April 18th.  Yatauro assumed the position from outgoing President, Tony Mankowski, who held the title from 2016-2018. Steve has been involved with United Way for a quarter century, in…

2017 Community Campaign Total Revealed

The United Way of Fort McMurray announces the 2017 Community Campaign total of $6 million. “On behalf of the United Way Board of Directors, staff and our partner agencies, I would like to say thank-you to the community for your incredible generosity,” said Steve Yatauro, Campaign Chair.   The Community…

Radio Event Results in Rise of Campaign Total

This week, Northstar Ford hosted a live radio event for The United Way of Fort McMurray at their location at the foot of Confederation Blvd in an effort to assist us in getting closer to meeting the needs of the community. Thanks to the generous contributions from NorthStar Ford, including…

Inaugural Red Menu Campaign a Success

The United Way’s inaugural Red Menu Campaign has wrapped up, raising funds and awareness about the 2017 Community Campaign. A grand total of $16,663 was announced on November 1st at The Redpoll Centre. Several restaurants featured Red Menu options from August to October with a portion of each item sold…

United Way campaign needs help

The United Way of Fort McMurray held a news conference this morning announcing a new total and a projection. Citing growth in new donors, successful fundraising events, and a high level of engagement at workplaces throughout the region, Steve Yatauro, Community Campaign Chair, announced that the campaign had reached 61-percent…

Family Day a great success

Laughing children, smiling parents, and engaged agencies were plentiful as the first United Way Family Day took place on Saturday, September 30th on the Nexen Activity Field House at MacDonald Island. Over twelve hundred visitors took in the free family activities that included bouncy castles, face painters, a balloon artist,…

Community Campaign officially underway

To the powerful beat of two drums and two soaring voices, the 2017 Community Campaign officially kicked off earlier this morning. Nicholas Giant and Jimmy Noskiye were on hand to perform the traditional “Welcome Song”, setting the perfect tone to a short program that was hosted at the Golden Years…

United Way to welcome Jo-Anne Packham

The United Way of Fort McMurray has announced the hiring of a new Director of Community Impact and Development. Jo-Anne Packham, currently the Executive Director of the Wood Buffalo Wellness Society and the Mark Amy Treatment Centre, will be moving into her new role effective November 1st. “We are enormously…

Annual Tools for School Campaign is on

One of the capacity building initiatives of the United Way is the annual Tools for School program. In partnership with the local Staples store, this program is intended to help families experiencing financial hardship get their children equipped for school. “When you are struggling to pay the bills and keep…

CBAs celebrate donors and champions

The United Way of Fort McMurray presented its Community Building Awards at a reception held last night at Shell Place. It was an evening to thank individual and family donors, workplace campaigns and corporations. “Our donors are foundational to everything we do as an organization,” said Tony Mankowski, President of…