Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert announced

Representatives of Alberta’s Fire Aid Organizing Committee, comprised of volunteers from across Alberta, have announced a major fundraising concert in support of the recovery of Wood Buffalo communities affected by wildfire. Fire Aid for Fort McMurray, scheduled for June 29th at Commonwealth Stadium, will feature an outstanding lineup of 12…

Community building takes on a whole new meaning

Next Wednesday would have been our annual Community Building Awards. We were all set to honour the many people and organizations who have supported The United Way of Fort McMurray as donors and volunteers. While this event is postponed owing to the evacuation of our community, we will be honouring…

After the fire, we will rebuild

With staff and volunteers spread across communities in Alberta, The United Way of Fort McMurray has launched a campaign to raise funds for the recovery and rebuilding phases of this disaster. Donations are now being accepted at www.unitedforfortmcmurray.ca. By donating to United For Fort McMurray you will be helping tens…

Mankowski appointed as new President

The United Way of Fort McMurray Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Tony Mankowski as its new President during a meeting held on April 19th. Mankowski succeeds outgoing President Ben Dutton, who took over the role in 2013 after the passing of Barb Jewers. “I’m excited to contribute to this organization…

AGM celebrates collaboration and community

It was a year highlighted by continued generosity and a significant move of the United Way from Franklin Avenue to The Redpoll Centre at Shell Place. The Board of Directors held its Annual General Meeting last night at a well attended event in The Redpoll Centre Conference Room. Back Row…

Funding focuses on human care

The United Way Board of Directors has approved funding allocations for 2016-2017 to a total of 30 agencies, four more than last year. The increase in the number of organizations requesting funding and a reduction in the amount of money raised during the community campaign meant that difficult decisions had…

Challenging times, extraordinary results

As the final workplace campaigns come to an end and more fundraising totals get reported, the Community Campaign goal of meeting community needs remains in sharp focus. “With the extraordinary total announced by Shell Albian Sands last week, we have come within 15-percent of our target,” said Marty Giles, 2015…

United Way adds strength to Board

Three new directors have joined the Board of The United Way of Fort McMurray. Industry professionals Tony Mankowski, Steve Yatauro and Mike Teshima are part of a governance team led by President Ben Dutton. “We are delighted to welcome Tony, Steve and Mike to the United Way,” said Ben Dutton….

Wilson gives legacy gift

Businessman and community builder John Wilson has made a $10,000 contribution to the United Way community fund. “It is so easy to give to the United Way because it serves so many acute needs in the community,” said Wilson. “Campaign Chair Marty Giles and I sit on the Vista Ridge…

Campaign gains momentum

Three major workplace campaigns wrapped up this week, getting the United Way closer to its goal of being able to meet community needs. With preliminary totals in from Nexen ULC, Syncrude Canada Ltd. and Suncor Energy, the 2015 Community Campaign has almost reached $5.5 million, or 68-percent of the $8…