Campaign gains momentum

With three weeks to go in the United Way community campaign, momentum is building with generosity in abundance. “We are thrilled to announce that we will be adjusting our thermometers to the 48-percent mark,” said Diane Shannon, Executive Director. “We are so grateful for the generosity we are witnessing, especially…

Campaign nears 25-percent

The United Way Community Campaign began just over four weeks ago and the first significant total has been announced. “We are thrilled to share that the campaign is gaining momentum,” said Diane Shannon, Executive Director. “Our preliminary numbers indicate that we have already raised 23-percent of our goal. As we…

Agency funding requests at an all-time high

As the first round of agency applications for United Way funding came to a close, predictions of greater needs in the community have come true with the largest cumulative ask in the organization’s 37-year history. “We saw a significant increase of over a million dollars, or 15-percent, in total requests…

New staff at United Way

With the kick-off of the 2015 Community Campaign just a few weeks away, The United Way of Fort McMurray is pleased to introduce a number of new faces to its team. “We’ve had some great people move on to other opportunities over the summer months,” said Diane Shannon, Executive Director….

Diane Shannon – a woman of inspiration

While Diane Shannon knew that she was being honoured along with 11 other amazing women at the Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta’s third annual Women of Inspiration event on June 21, what she didn’t know was the surprise her fiancé Roger had arranged. Diane’s mother, children and grandchildren had traveled…

New partnership announced at Inspiring Change Breakfast

Building community, one visitor at a time. The Fort McMurray Hotel Group has announced an innovative program to support the United Way Community Campaign. Jean-Marc Guillamot, Area Director, was on hand at the United Way’s annual Inspiring Change Breakfast to share the news that his group of hotels will be…

Scott returns to United Way Board

The President of the Board of Directors of The United Way of Fort McMurray has announced the appointment of Don Scott to the organization’s governing body. “We are delighted that Don has accepted our invitation to return to the Board,” said Ben Dutton. “He brings a wealth of knowledge to…

Community Building Awards celebrate impact

“Thank you for your big hearts,” said Floyd Perrier to the United Way champions gathered at the Keyano Recital Theatre for the Community Building Awards held on June 9th, an annual event that celebrates individual, corporate and workplace campaigns who contributed to the Community Campaign. Perrier, featured in the Seeing…

Russell Thomas receives Rotary’s Integrity Award

The United Way of Fort McMurray congratulates Russell Thomas, Director, Communications & Community Impact, on being a recipient of the Oilsands Rotary Club’s 2015 Integrity Award and being named a Paul Harris Fellow. He received the recognition on May 6, 2015 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre. A well-known…

Annual General Meeting Celebrates Impact

The United Way of Fort McMurray held its annual general meeting tonight looking back on its successful 2014 Community Campaign, the community investment process, and looking forward to an exciting year ahead. President Ben Dutton noted great strides that were made in focussing on the impact of United Way funded…