Small university, big heart (photo)Tuesday, February 05, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
United Way campaign a success At Algoma U
University raises over $13,000
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (February 5, 2013) - In their annual fundraising campaign, the staff and faculty at Algoma University have raised $13,204 for the United Way.
The money was raised through a combination of personal donations and fundraising activities on campus, capped off by a silent auction at the annual university Christmas party.
"The Algoma University community has always contributed generously to the United Way, and this year was no exception," said University President Dr. Richard Myers. "We saw financial contributions from so many of our staff and faculty, and the silent auction grows bigger and better each year. We are thankful to the United Way for everything they do in our community, and are happy to give back in whatever way we can."
This year's campaign comes on the heels of a donation of furniture to United Way partner organizations earlier in December, making this year's combined donation the biggest ever for the university.
"Thank you to all employees at Algoma University," said Jodi Nastor, 2012 volunteer campaign chair. "This year your participation and dollar levels have both increased and we thank you for this. Every year more and more individuals and families are in need and it is wonderful that local employees such as yourselves see the need and lend their financial support."
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in psychology, computer science, business administration, fine arts, community economic & social development, and biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.
As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.
Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students.
To learn more, visit here.
PHOTO CAPTION: Algoma U President Dr. Richard Myers presents a cheque to Jodi Nastor, United Way Volunteer Campaign chair.