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Jules Tupker

Jules Tupker Spirit Award 2012Jules is an active volunteer with the United Way of Thunder Bay for over 20 years, serving as a Board Member, Campaign Team Member, twice a Campaign Chairman, and member of various United Way committees.  In these capacities, Jules not only helps to govern the United Way and lead it into the future, his efforts have helped offer programmes that build a healthy community.  Under his leadership as Campaign Chair in 2007 and Campaign Co-Chair in 2011, the United Way surpassed the set goals collectively totally $4.7 million dollars!  These funds assist 27 agencies and 66 programmes!  Year after year, Jules goes “above and beyond”, tirelessly working with campaign staff and fellow volunteers searching out new employee campaigns and corporate leaders, at the same time educating our community about what the United Way is and does.

In addition to all his volunteering at the United Way, Jules is also involved in many other charitable organizations and committees in our Community such as:  Coalition, Thunder Bay Clean, Green and Beautiful, Thunder Bay Injured Workers’ Group and Advisory Committee for “Lake Superior Discovery Place”.  He volunteers for the Regional Food Distribution Bank and is a Board Member of the Thunder Bay Food Bank.  Jules’ tireless efforts and dedication over the years have touched the lives of thousands in Thunder Bay.