This year United Way Oakville (UWO) took on our biggest goal in the 61 year history of our organization.
With Terry Smith, our 2016 Campaign Chair, at the helm we set out to raise 4.5 million dollars for our community.
Despite a few bumps along the road, the dedication of our Campaign Cabinet volunteers and the drive of our UWO staff team never wavered and we made our goal.
However, the real marker of success was the unprecedented generosity of our donors. We could not be more grateful to the thousands of people who gave their hard earned dollars to help our community’s most vulnerable populations. For that we are truly thankful.
As we move into our newly amalgamated United Way Halton & Hamilton, I look forward to the opportunity to create long lasting solutions to the biggest problems facing individuals and families in our regions. Our larger organization will allow us to keep current partnerships, forge new ones and develop new approaches to community change.
We want to make Oakville, as well as Halton &Hamilton, stronger by focusing donor investments where they will do the most good. We will continue to keep our local ties and will ensure that donor dollars stay in the communities in which they are raised.
I know that we will continue to engage you, our donors in meaningful ways in the months ahead. I want to thank you in advance for joining us on our new adventure and look forward to incredible impact we will make together.
CEO United Way Oakville