Liam Giles-Hayes, Rita LaCivita, Robert Gordon, Sheri LowrieLiam Giles-Hayes, director programs for United Way Windsor-Essex County, holds the charity’s flag with UWindsor officials Rita LaCivita, vice-president of human resources; president Robert Gordon; and campaign co-chair Sheri Lowrie, prior to sending it up the flagpole outside Chrysler Hall Tower on Monday.

Charity raises flag on campus campaign

The University of Windsor is proud to partner with the United Way, president Robert Gordon told faculty, staff, and officials gathered Monday to watch its “helping hands” flag rise outside Chrysler Hall Tower.

“Our University plays an essential leadership role in our community,” he said, before encouraging employees to donate to the local charity. “We know there are children who truly need our help.”

The annual event serves as a launch for the campus fundraising campaign, which has recruited 30 volunteer champions to solicit support for its anti-poverty programs. Nancy Kuntz, employee relations manager in the Department of Human Resources, won a free day’s vacation in a draw for attendees.

Donors who submit their pledge forms by Nov. 25 are eligible for an additional draw for prizes that include: an extra vacation day, a six-month campus parking pass, a one-year membership to the Forge Fitness Centre, and tickets to University Players performances and concerts by the School of Creative Arts.

Winners will be announced at the Great Faculty Soup-off fundraiser, which promises a taste of eight soups for $8 in the student centre during lunch on Nov. 26.