Once again, the University of Guelph is coming together to support our local community in partnership with the United Way. Our donations support important offerings such as food security initiatives, housing supports, vulnerable youth programming and community initiatives in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin. This year’s campaign will run from Sept. 21 to Dec. 15.

“Supporting our local communities is engrained in our culture at the U of G and I’m proud to see the University rally around an important initiative”, said Dr. Michael von Massow, Chair of U of G’s United Way partnership. “In 2022, the U of G raised more than $500,000 for the United Way, serving as a cornerstone in the University’s annual giving campaign and a critical contribution to the United Way’s total. The need has never been greater and with our help, better is possible.”

Join us at the kickoff event on Sept. 21!

Join Dr. Charlotte Yates, president and vice-chancellor, as she and representatives from across U of G, the United Way and the City of Guelph officially kick off the United Way campaign.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Branion Plaza

Food trucks, popcorn, cotton candy, music and more!

How you can get involved

Donations, whether big or small, make a difference in our communities. To donate, please visit our website.

Faculty and staff who select the “payroll deduction” option will automatically be set up for this deduction in next year’s 2024 United Way campaign unless they select to “opt out” out of the recurring donation.

Staff who have made a one-time donation, can expect to receive a tax receipt within three weeks of their donation.  Those giving a monthly donation, will receive a tax receipt in December to cover the total contributions for the year.  The tax receipt will be sent by e-mail.  Those who have made a payroll donation will receive their tax receipt on their T4.

If you have any questions, please contact Jillian Tausky at jillian@unitedwayguelph.com.

We want to say thank you!

For staff and faculty

All staff and faculty who make a donation will be entered into the campaign’s grand prize draw, in which one winner will be selected for each of the following prizes:

  • $500 RRSP from TD Canada Trust
  • Registration/tuition fee for one course in Continuing Education at U of G
  • University of Guelph one-year parking pass (May 1, 2024-April 30, 2025)
  • Two weekend passes for Riverfest Elora 2024
  • Gift certificate for a one-night stay in the Lakeview Guestroom, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto.
For students

Students who complete their online pledge card will be entered into a special prize draw to win a “one-semester” parking pass!

All students who donate any amount will receive one entry for the draw. Those who donate $20 or more will receive five entries.

Thank you for helping to make our 2023 United Way campaign a success!