Boston Pizza hosted the United Way of Chatham-Kent Touchdown this afternoon and the 2013 Campaign Cabinet team revealed the 2013 total raised – $1,850,459. 

Cecily Coppola is the Volunteer Cabinet Co-Chair with William Grin. “When we set the goal in August 2013, we anticipated success with a number of opportunities and organizations that would help us reach the target. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach the total, and even fell behind what was raised in 2012.  While we are obviously disappointed with this result, we can share with all of you the warm welcome and active participation we did receive from across Chatham-Kent.  For this support and this result we are truly thankful. In fact, as we consider the amount raised this year, we all realize that there is still cause for celebration, and even pride.

 There are a tremendous number of individual donor gifts, corporate sponsorships, special event incomes and employee pledges that are represented in this total.  It is a total we are proud of, a total that so many volunteers, agency representatives and United Way staff have worked hard to make happen.  These dollars will help the United Way funded agencies continue to serve those in our community needing our help.”

 William Grin praised the 2013 Cabinet. “It would take hours and hours to thank the hundreds of people that worked to achieve these results.  Today we mention those in our Cabinet – tireless volunteers committing their energy, their time and yes, their dollars to help make this possible. Past Campaign Chairs are Stacey and Scott Ewing; in Chatham the Region was led by Lisa and Bruce McAllister; Cassandra Duquette in Tilbury; Carmen McGregor in North Chatham-Kent; in Blenheim Emily Robert; Ridgetown was Heather, Erin and Kristen Beecroft, Florin Marksteiner in Thamesville; Jodi Kish and Mavis Johnston in Bothwell.  Kelly O’Connor represented the Bushels of Hope Committee; Joe McCabe the Labour community; Brad Davis the Not-For-Profit Division and Ashley Church, our Sponsored Representative from Union Gas. We are in debt to these amazing volunteers”. 

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2013 Campaign Goal        $2,200,000            2012 Campaign raised $2,045,843

2013 Total at Touchdown  $1,850,459


For more information on this year’s annual campaign please visit or contact William Grin (519) 352-9555, Cecily Coppola