University celebrated as ‘game changer’ at United Way awards

By Costa Maragos Posted: May 2, 2017 6:00 a.m.

 (l-r) Shayla Bonhomme, Financial Services and member of the campaign committee offering administrative support; Bill Bonner, Faculty of Business Administration and co-chair of the U of R campaign committee; Devon Anderson, Faculty of Business and co-chair of the U of R campaign committee and Carla Warnyca, Manager Community Investments at Farm Credit Canada.
(l-r) Shayla Bonhomme, Financial Services and member of the campaign committee offering administrative support; Bill Bonner, Faculty of Business Administration and co-chair of the U of R campaign committee; Devon Anderson, Faculty of Business and co-chair of the U of R campaign committee and Carla Warnyca, Manager Community Investments at Farm Credit Canada. Photo courtesy of Tammy Hicks, United Way Regina

The University of Regina’s commitment to the community has been recognized in a big way by United Way Regina.

The University has received the Farm Credit Canada Commitment Award for its historic achievements and the success of its record 2016 fundraising campaign.

The award was presented at the United Way’s recent ‘Celebrating Regina’s Game Changers’ luncheon.
 
The award is presented to an organization that mimics the commitment and engagement demonstrated by the United Way’s long-time partner Farm Credit Canada and its employees.

Thanks to the work of campus volunteers, this year’s campaign raised more than $108,000, the highest amount ever for the University.

In announcing the award, the United Way applauded the University for its strong organizational record in implementing a best practice campaign with a strong committee, co-chair leads and succession planning.

“Beyond the campaign, you were early adopters of the United Way’s community impact agenda: improving educational outcomes for Regina’s children.”

It was noted the University was an enthusiastic supporter of the United Way Regina’s first crowd funding campaign “Get2Grad” which raised money and awareness for the United Way’s summer success initiative.

“Volunteers routinely participate in the one-on-one readings at Summer Success and Dr. Seuss Reading Day, including members of the U of R Rams and Cougars women’s soccer team and the Dean of the Faculty of Education.”

At the same luncheon, the University received a nomination for the Community Fundraiser Award for 500 employees or more.
 
These latest honours follow a tradition of recognition by the United Way.

Last year, the University was presented with an Employee Campaign Team award, in recognition of outstanding personal and team commitment and leadership.