Staff and faculty have raised an impressive amount for the campaign – more than $125,000 through pledge forms and by participating in the GetUP virtual physical challenge – but help is still needed to reach the fundraising goal of $150,000.
The 2021 York Cares United Way Campaign has been extended to Dec. 10.
Staff and faculty have raised an impressive amount for the campaign – more than $125,000 through pledge forms and by participating in the GetUP virtual physical challenge. However, more help is needed to reach the fundraising goal of $150,000 to support the United Way Greater Toronto in funding local organizations that make a difference in the lives of friends, families, neighbours, students and colleagues. York University is a community of changemakers committed to creating a positive change for our students, our communities and the world around us. Everyone is encouraged to participate and make every dollar count.
A personalized link to the pledge form will be sent today, and again in a final email Dec. 10. The last day to donate by payroll is Dec. 10, but credit card donations can be made towards the campaign until Dec. 31.
Your donation will:
- Provide flexible funding to community services so they can respond quickly to emerging needs.
- Ensure basic needs – such as food, shelter and employment – are accessible.
- Help vulnerable people find shelter and stay housed.
- Help residents in their efforts to support and strengthen their neighbourhoods.
- Get people working again, including youth.
York University is home to 7,497 staff and faculty. Below is a breakdown of the top five groups with highest dollars raised and highest participation rates so far. Note that some Faculties and groups are larger than others.
Top five groups with highest dollars raised:
- Office of the Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies – $20,158
- Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science – $17,424
- Office of the Dean, Faculty of Health – $12,221
- Office of the Dean, Schulich School of Business – $11,245
- Office of the Vice-Provost Students – $7,046
Top five groups with highest participation rate:
- Office of the President – 8.21 per cent
- Osgoode Hall Law School – 5.19 per cent
- Office of the Vice-President Advancement – 4.65 per cent
- Office of the Vice-President Equity, People & Culture – 4.30 per cent
- Faculty of Education – 3.37 per cent
For more information and to see stories of people who faced barriers and overcame them, visit https://www.yorku.ca/alumniandfriends/united-way/. Questions and inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.