February 26, 2013: United Way agencies of Elgin-St. Thomas, London-Middlesex
and Oxford received a donation of $337,533 from the staff and students of Thames
Valley District School Board. The funds will be divided among the three United Way
agencies based on where the money was contributed so that the agencies across Thames
Valley can help to meet local needs.
Director of Education Bill Tucker served as Chair of the London and Middlesex United
Way campaign in 2012. "As Chair it has been especially gratifying to see our school
communities rally to raise money for such an important cause," says Director Tucker.
"All of our school communities benefit greatly from organizations supported by the
Students raised funds through various activities including the United Way StairClimb
and the annual United Way football games. More than 80 per cent of the total is
raised through staff payroll contributions.
Superintendent Karen Dalton, a member of the United Way of London-Middlesex board
of directors, says staff members in all regions of Thames Valley have generously
donated to the United Way agencies of Oxford, Elgin, London and Middlesex.
"We appreciate the staff's contributions to this year's United Way campaign. They
experience daily reminders of the very real and increasing needs of many Thames
Valley families," says Dalton.
During the presentation, certificates of recognition were presented to Thames Valley
staff members who played key roles in the success of this year's campaign. In all,
staff and students have donated more than $2.6 million to the United Way over the
last nine years.