Niagara College presented the United Way of South Niagara with a cheque for $32,922 today, after the College exceeded its $27,000 goal for the 2013 campaign.
Niagara College’s contribution represents staff pledges as well as funds raised through events, including the Niagara College Explorer’s Club Halloween Dance, the annual Peninsula Hoop Classic Brock-Niagara College basketball games, and a cut-a-thon held by students and faculty in NC’s hairstyling programs. NC’s United Way Campaign ran from October to December.
“This is the second straight year that we’ve exceeded our United Way campaign goal,” said Teresa Quinlin, NC’s vice president of corporate services, and co-chair of the Niagara College United Way Committee. “The success of our campaign speaks to the strong spirit of giving that exists within the Niagara College community.”
“We’re pleased that once again, Niagara College students and staff have stepped up to support the United Way – a key resource in our community,” added David Jastrubecki, Niagara College’s manager of security and parking, and co-chair of the Niagara College United Way Campaign. “The work of the United Way and the agencies it supports is more important than ever.”
“Year after year Niagara College pulls through for the United Way,” said Angela Carter, United Way of South Niagara Board of Directors president. “It touches our hearts to know that they have exceeded their goal this year, because that ultimately means that more people can be helped right here in our own community.”
Niagara College is a long-time supporter of the United Way, and raised more than $26,000 in 2012.
Above: left to right, Jennifer McGuire, campaign associate, United Way of South Niagara; Mel Groom, leadership co-chair, United Way of South Niagara; Teresa Quinlin; David Jastrubecki.