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United Way Employee Campaign Success: Municipal Division Employees Give $181,947!

December 14, 2011 – Employees of the City of Thunder Bay, Superior North EMS, Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) and the District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) proudly pledged a total of $181,947.11 to the United Way today following the close of the 16th annual employee campaign, an increase of $6,902 over last year’s total.

At a special wrap-up celebration held at the Community Auditorium today, City of Thunder Bay fundraising event Co-Chairs presented a cheque for $133,172.12, CJ Miller, Co-Chair from Superior North EMS, presented a cheque for $34,052.24, Bill Bradica, TBDSSAB, presented a cheque for $12,224.25 and Barb Philp, TBPL, presented a cheque for $2,498.50 to Jules Tupker & Shelly Trewin, Co-Chairs – 2011 United Way Campaign.

“I sincerely thank my fellow employees from the City, Superior North EMS, TBPL and TBDSSAB for once again demonstrating their care and compassion through their unbelievable support for the United Way,” said Carol Busch, United Way Municipal Division Campaign Chair and General Manager Finance & Corporate Services. “TBayTel also deserves special thanks for their 16 years of corporate sponsorship, which continues to contribute directly to the success of the campaign. Our campaign is really about committed people caring, getting involved and inspiring others for the better of the community. Change starts here - with each of us making a difference by giving many people opportunities for a brighter future through our financial support of the United Way.”

Over the last 16 years, the Municipal Division Employee Campaign has given $1,626,489.00 to the United Way. Employees contribute through payroll deduction, cash donations, Dress Down/Different Days and special events including a Kick-off Luncheon that attracted over 300 employees, a Spaghetti Dinner & Auction, Thunder Bay Transit’s “Santa Bus”, the “United We Stand” run, a Pink Pajama Party, the Mayor’s Mulligan Golf Tournament and departmental initiatives.

The campaign was organized by more than 200 volunteers with support from many others. Over 1,000 employees within the four organizations contributed to the United Way through payroll deduction or by cash contribution.

The Municipal Division Campaign Team also wishes to acknowledge and thank the tremendous staff of the United Way for their ongoing support and assistance.


Contact:  Carol Busch, Municipal Division Campaign Chair, City Treasurer and General Manager – Finance & Corporate Services, 625-2242