Last year’s fund raising campaign by United Way Leeds & Grenville [UWLG] fell just short of its target, which the organisation still sees as a positive achievement, given the general economic climate at the time. The total amount raised, just less than $884,000, represents 94.5% of the campaign goal. United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non‑profit agency that supports over 20 local partner agencies in the United Counties.
In a statement announcing the results of the 2023 campaign, and seeking volunteers to help withe the 2024 project, United Way Board Chair Ian McFall said: “We were in the midst of a recruitment process for a new executive director during the heart of the campaign. I can’t say enough about the hard work of our dedicated employees, which allowed us to come so close to what we knew was an ambitious campaign goal. I’d also like to thank our donors for their generosity during a tough time. They always step up when the community needs them.”
The difficulties faced in last year’s campaign were emphasised by Hailie Jack, Executive Director of UWLG, who paid tribute to the campaign workers. Looking forward with genuine optimism to the 2024 effort, he noted that: “Our team is ready and excited to hit the ground running in 2024, to engage with our community, donors, and partners. We will forge new relationships and foster existing partnerships. Our applications for grants in 2024 are coming to a close on February 16, and we already have a 35% increase in applications over last year. The need is greater than ever.”
United Way Leeds & Grenville is currently recruiting members for its campaign cabinet for the 2024 fundraising campaign. If you would like to be part of our campaign cabinet or would like to discuss opportunities to donate or help in any capacity, please call Hailie at 613‑342‑8889, or email [email protected].