Brett Speight, CEO for United Way Central Alberta, thanked Central Albertans for showing their local love during the annual fundraising campaign. (File photo by Advocate staff)

United Way annual campaign raises $2 million

United Way annual campaign raises $2 million

Central Albertans pledged $2 million during United Way Central Alberta’s 53rd community fundraising campaign.

“Thank you all for putting so much heart into making our 2018 campaign a success,” said Ron Sauve, volunteer campaign co-chair, at the Community Celebration Breakfast on Friday at the Radisson Hotel Red Deer.

“We have acknowledged a few of our outstanding workplaces here today, but ultimately the success rests on the local love demonstrated by each and every one of you.”

The top three fundraising contributors were NOVA Chemicals, MEGlobal and Alberta Health Services.

The Rising Star Award went to Costco for continued growth in fundraising and participation, and the Innovation Award went to Scott Builders for their creative campaign initiatives.

“Whether you participated in a workplace campaign, are a corporate donor, gave individually, or gave generously of your time to support United Way Central Alberta, thank you for showing your local love,” said Brett Speight, CEO for United Way Central Alberta.

“Now it’s time for us to review applications and make the difficult decisions about where to invest the dollars raised during campaign.”

Community investments for 2019 will be announced in April.

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