Sara McNorton and Sheri LowriSara McNorton and Sheri Lowrie, volunteers with the Campus Campaign for United Way, collect final ballots before prize draws at the charity’s wrap event Friday.

United Way campaign surges past fundraising target

As the Campus Campaign for United Way met with supporters in the student centre Friday to announce the progress of its fundraising, UWindsor president Robert Gordon said it was close to meeting its $125,000 goal.

That prediction came true within a few hours, as additional pledges came online to push the total over $126,600.

Although the formal campaign period is over, it’s never too late to donate to the charity. University employees received a personalized giving link in their email inboxes on March 27; anyone can contribute directly through the United Way website.

Friday’s event also saw draws for several prizes: Stephanie Parent and Danielle Stiller each won an extra vacation day; Renée Bombardier won an eight-month campus parking pass; Katherine Simon won AirPods; Sheri Lowrie won a swag prize package; and Jeffrey Rau won sessions of personal training at the Toldo Lancer Centre.

Learn more about the charity’s cradle-to-career strategy to eliminate poverty in Windsor-Essex on the Campus Campaign for United Way website.