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Trent University’s United Way Campaign Raises More Money than Ever Before


Faculty, staff, students and retirees raise $72,318, surpassing goal by more than $17,000

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, Peterborough

The generosity of the United Way supporters at Trent University has really paid off this year as faculty, staff, students, and retirees raised an incredible $72,318, far surpassing their original goal of $55,000 and making this year the most successful United Way campaign in Trent’s history.

"Thank you to the Trent University community who responded to our community’s social services needs,” said Brian Desbiens, chair of Peterborough & District United Way. “The University has a wonderful tradition of social activism and this result shows how they care about building a stronger community."

Throughout the campaign, which was launched at the beginning of October, many exciting activities took place, including: the annual kick-off barbecue, weekly draws for a number of great prizes such as a deluxe two-night getaway to Irwin Inn, and a gift basket draw that featured 32 baskets created and donated by various Trent departments.

This year, 222 Trent donors contributed to the campaign total with an average donation of over $320. The 2006 faculty co-chairs are Michael Berrill and Wayne Craft.

"We are very excited to share this fabulous news,” said Brenda Blackburn, United Way campaign coordinator at Trent University. “This year, the Trent community demonstrated so much enthusiasm and creativity in support of one of our most important community drives – the United Way. Thank you to all who contributed."


For more information, please contact:
Brenda Blackburn, United Way Campaign Coordinator, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x1600