United Way Campaign Success is a Product of the People

At their United Way Campaign Touch Down event held on January 13th, Fleming College announced that employees raised $39,000 for United Way of Peterborough and District, a 3.2 percent increase over last year. The Fleming United Way Committee presented United Way CEO Jim Russell with a cheque to commemorate the end of the campaign.

The campaign was kicked-off in October 2011 with a pumpkin carving event and Halloween costume contest. Monetary donations were received through payroll contributions, a silent auction and special draws for items such as a prime parking spot and Wellness Centre birthday party. Prizes and auction items were donated by Fleming staff, College departments and external organizations including Chartwells and the Peterborough Health and Wellness Centre.

Fleming President Tony Tilly expressed his appreciation to the College’s United Way Committee and the many fundraising supporters.

“The success of this campaign is a product of the people,” stated Fleming College President Tony Tilly. “On behalf of the College, I want to thank the Committee for their ongoing spirit in encouraging staff participation and thank everyone who contributed to the campaign. Fleming is proud to make a significant impact on this community.

President Tilly also recognized Alex Smith, Fleming College Professor of Community Development and Health, for his outstanding contribution of over 22 years as a passionate United Way volunteer. Alex was acknowledged for his excellent leadership, his talent to inspire others, his ability to ‘gently’ request donations in difficult times and for making people’s lives better within the community.

The Fleming United Way Committee is Co-Chaired by Alex Smith and Warren Craft and includes Committee members Greg Jefford and Roseanne Manning. The team received strong campaign support from Tony Tilly, Barb Cameron and Shirlanne Pawley-Boyd and many canvassers throughout the College.

Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 60,000 alumni.

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For more information:   
Paula Walton, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or paulaw@flemingc.on.ca