Campaign closes at record level

The books have closed on the 2014 Community Campaign and the final total has blown the top off the thermometer. “We are delighted to announce that $8.18 million was raised by the region in this year’s fundraising effort,” said Andy Carter, 2014 Community Campaign Chair. “Over-shooting our target by almost…

Shell hits a million pushing campaign over 100%

The United Way of Fort McMurray has welcomed a third member to its million dollar club. Shell Albian Sands has been able to confirm that their Community Campaign total has eclipsed $1 million for the first time. They now join the ranks of Syncrude and Suncor in reaching this United…

Strong additions to United Way Board

The United Way Board is two directors stronger after the appointments of Lisa Hilsenteger and Lori McDaniel. “We are so pleased to welcome these strong individuals to our organization,” said Ben Dutton, President, United Way of Fort McMurray Board of Directors. “We are very mindful about bringing the right mix…

Stu Marchand wins songwriting contest

Stu Marchand’s composition and performance of “Change Starts Here” garnered the most votes from VIPs (Volunteers Inspiring People) attending the United Way’s Red Carpet Reception held at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre on November 18. Marchand has won an audio recording package from Campbell’s Music and Samson Audio. His…

Legacy gift announced at VIP reception

United Way volunteers were honoured during a VIP (Volunteers Inspiring People) Red Carpet Reception at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre on Tuesday evening. A significant legacy gift was also announced which brought the campaign total up to $7,625,084, or 95.3 percent of the $8 million goal. Workplace campaign chairs…

United Way App and Website Launched

The United Way announced its latest campaign total using a new mobile enhanced website and app during a coffee social and media announcement on November 4, 2014.  Participants were invited to check the thermometer on their mobile devices to get a real-time update on the Community Campaign.  With just under…

Community Campaign hits 41%

The momentum of the United Way Community Campaign is building with significant progress being made this week on the fundraising goal. “We have jumped from 28 percent to 41 percent in just the last three days,” said Andy Carter, Community Campaign Chair. “Workplace campaigns are doing multiple raffles, 50/50 draws,…

Songwriting Contest launched

The United Way of Fort McMurray has partnered with DK Films, Campbell’s Music and Samson Audio to launch a songwriting contest. “We are interested in having a songwriter interpret our theme of CHANGE STARTS HERE, expressing the energy, excitement and impact of the United Way Community Campaign in a song,”…

Radio Auction Underway

The annual United Way Radio Auction is officially underway. The first three items were revealed earlier this morning on Country 93.3 and Rock 97.9. “This is a great component of our Community Campaign that engages both businesses and residents,” said Diane Shannon, Executive Director, United Way of Fort McMurray. “Companies…

Community Campaign kicks off with emphasis on impact

The United Way of Fort McMurray has officially kicked off its annual Community Campaign with its largest fundraising target ever. The 10-week campaign, involving thousands of volunteers and dozens of companies and organizations, is setting out to raise $8 million. “Our Community Campaign funded 26 member agencies and over 65…