NC’s United Way Campaign earns recognition

United WayNiagara College was recognized as a leader in the 2013 United Way Campaign this week, as the South Niagara United Way held its annual celebration breakfast.

Niagara College’s contribution – which exceeded $32,000 – earned a platinum award and was recognized as the second-best public sector campaign for 2013. The annual Peninsula Hoop Classic, which featured basketball games between Niagara College and Brock University that raised $2,000 for the campaign – was also recognized among the top fundraising events.

“The contribution of students and staff to this year’s campaign was extraordinary, and I’m pleased to see Niagara College recognized as a leader in this year’s United Way Campaign,” said Teresa Quinlin, vice president, corporate services and co-chair of NC’s United Way Campaign. “The success of our campaign speaks to the strong spirit of giving that exists within the Niagara College community.”

Niagara College’s contribution represents staff pledges as well as funds raised through events, including the Niagara College Explorer’s Club Halloween Dance, the Peninsula Hoop Classic, and a cut-a-thon held by students and faculty in NC’s hairstyling programs. Niagara College’s United Way Campaign ran from October to December.

“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.”

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