Celebrating a Goal Met and Outstanding Volunteers at United Way Closing


We did it! Thanks to the generosity of so many donors, the University of Guelph has exceeded its 2019 goal and raised $621,115 for United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. That total is expected to grow in the weeks ahead as final pledge cards are received and events wrap up.

At the campaign’s closing ceremony on Dec. 2, campaign co-chairs Carolyn Kerr and Jill Ferguson expressed their gratitude for the community’s generosity.

“Without your support, many United Way-funded agencies would not be able to provide the services they do and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community,” said Kerr.

Volunteers from across campus support the annual campaign. “For some of you, this is like a second job,” said Ferguson. “I want you to know that your efforts don’t go unnoticed.”

At the closing ceremony, outstanding volunteers received awards for their contributions to the campaign.

  • Rich Moccia, Department of Animal Biosciences, received the Gabrielle Hubert Award for outstanding contributions by an individual volunteer.
  • Open Learning and Educational Support received the President’s Award as the campus unit with the highest increase in both participation and dollars raised.
  • McLaughlin  Library received the Spirit Award, presented to the department representing the ultimate in United Way support and spirit.
  • Pam Armitage, College of Arts, received the Campaign Co-Chairs Award for exceptional leadership and commitment to the University’s campaign over a period of years.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who supported this year’s campaign through pledges and donations and by attending campus events!

Learn more about the University’s United Way campaign.

Rich Moccia

Rich Moccia


The library's United Way team

Members of the McLaughlin Library’s United Way team


Educational Development

Representatives from Educational Development

Pam Armitage

Pam Armitage