Peterborough ON – (December 9, 2009)Through payroll deductions, special events and silent auctions, the United Way fundraising team at Fleming soared to a 18 percent increase over last year’s donations to help community services. We want to thank everyone who donated, said Warren Craft, one of the organizers of the Fleming United Way campaign. Over three campuses, Sutherland, Frost and Cobourg, Fleming raised $51,544. What an exceptional campaign we’ve had. Fleming’s Peterborough campaign was led by Warren, Alex Smith, Greg Jefford and Roseanne Manning, who did a tremendous job. The campaign generated funds that are desperately needed. Our employees were very generous — many thanks to all of our donors at Fleming, said Tony Tilly. People would be going hungry in the community if it weren’t for (these donations), said United Way campaign co-chairman John Mackle. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.- 30 -For more information: Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleming College will be one of thousands of locations involved in the Write for Rights letter writing campaign on Thursday. Fleming’s Diversity Office has partnered with Amnesty International to participate in the annual Write for Rights event. Over 18,000 global citizens will be writing letters to governments for people who are having their basic human rights violated by imprisonment, torture, or threats of death. Where: Fleming College Sutherland Campus, main foyer When: December 10, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.