Winnipeggers’ generosity leading United Way to biggest achievement ever

Winnipeggers’ unrelenting spirit, generosity and belief in our city will continue to change lives by supporting a vital network of over 100 social programs and partnerships thanks to the largest campaign achievement ever.

Campaign Chair Doug Finkbeiner speaks at Touchdown 2012

Campaign Chair Doug Finkbeiner speaks at Touchdown 2012

“Winnipeggers care about building a safer, stronger community we can all believe in – a Winnipeg we can all be proud to call home,” said United Way’s 2012 Campaign Chair, Doug Finkbeiner when he spoke to supporters, volunteers, and agency partners tonight at Campaign 2012’s Touchdown.

“We will surpass last year’s campaign total and set a new United Way fundraising record of $19.9 million,” said Finkbeiner. “We have you and our entire city to thank for this remarkable achievement. That said; please know that we’re not ready to stop just yet. We have set our sights on $20 million and we will do everything we can to reach what would truly be a historic milestone.”

“In the coming weeks there are workplace campaigns still to run and donations to come in from people and organizations that haven’t yet been able to make their gifts. In addition we are identifying opportunities to pursue that will represent new sources of revenue that we hope will help us achieve the best possible results for our community,” said Finkbeiner.

For more than 245,000 Winnipeggers (one-third of our population) who access United Way programs and services each year, it means help can be there when they need it most.

Money raised through United Way’s annual campaign represents sustained, multi-year
funding—a unique asset in the non-profit world that means agency partners can spend more time focusing their attention on the important work of delivering services to people in
our community.

It means important social resources will be better able to train and retain qualified, dedicated staff who will be there for their clients over the long haul. It helps give these staff the opportunity to reach out and connect with the community in a meaningful way in order to build the relationships and trust that are so vital to helping people achieve their goals and realize their dreams. It means these supports and services will be available when our friends, family, neighbours and co-workers need them most.

Thank you again Winnipeg!

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