Western sets lofty United Way goal

The campus community has a lofty goal ahead of them as Western launched its United Way campaign this morning by announcing its $650,000 goal.

For the ninth straight year, Western increased its United Way donation by bringing in a record-breaking $631,487 last year, surpassing its goal of $600,000 and making it the largest single donation ever to United Way London & Middlesex. Since 1994, Western’s campus community has raised more than $6.9 million for United Way.

“Each year through the generous support of faculty, staff, retirees and students, Western is one of the largest organizational supporters of United Way London & Middlesex, and I want to thank you for your continued support of this important community resource,” says Amit Chakma, Western president.

Last month, United Way London & Middlesex announced an overall fundraising goal of $8.5 million.