UWindsor president Alan Wildeman raises the United Way flag. Members of the United Way campaign team look on as UWindsor president Alan Wildeman raises the charity’s flag outside Chrysler Hall. From left: John McGinlay, Gemma Grey-Hall, Lorraine Goddard, Datta Pillay, Dr. Wildeman.

United Way raises helping hands over campus

The United Way is one of the most important ways the campus engages with the surrounding community, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman said Tuesday as he helped to raise the charity’s flag outside Chrysler Hall.

“I encourage our faculty, staff and students to support the work of this valuable resource, which does so much good for the people of Windsor-Essex,” said Dr. Wildeman.

The campus fundraising campaign is underway, with volunteer canvassers in many departments. Chair Datta Pillay says he hopes for a good response.

“We want people to be generous,” he said. “There are many people in the community that need our support.”

Lorraine Goddard, United Way director of community impact and development, said its programs benefit members of the University community.

“Many of our services support students,” she said. “We enjoy a great partnership with the University to secure a strong community.”

UWindsor employees may make a contribution to United Way through payroll deduction. To learn more about donating, visit uwindsor.ca/unitedway.