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Western presents biggest gift ever to local United Way

by Krista Habermehl | January 30, 2008

Western presents biggest gift ever to local United Way
Western President Paul Davenport and United Way of London & Middlesex CEO Bob Adams show off $516,819 reasons why Western is an ‘Amazing Place’.

Western’s students, faculty, staff and retirees presented a record-breaking gift of $516,819 to United Way of London & Middlesex’s 2007 campaign – eclipsing the $500,000 goal.

“Western faculty, staff, retirees and students continue to demonstrate, year after year, what it means to be partners in building a stronger community,” says Bob Adams, Chief Executive Officer of United Way ofLondon & Middlesex. “Their generous contributions of time, money and expertise reflect a powerful commitment to making real change in people’s lives.”

Since 1992, Western has donated $5,507,687 to the local campaign.

“I am thrilled that our students, faculty, staff and retirees have generated this record-breaking gift for the United Way campaign, an organization that plays such a vital role in London and Middlesex,” says Paul Davenport, Western’s President.

Western campaign co-chairs Dean Jim Weese, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Rosemary Lawrence-Pitt, Director of Advancement Services, led the 2007 fundraising drive. Charlotte Sikatori from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Catherine McInerney from the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library served as Western’s sponsored employees for more than three months during the campaign.

This article appeared in the Winter 2008 edition of Impact Western
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