This afternoon members from across our community gathered in downtown Chatham at the Jazzbah to celebrate exceeding the goal for the campaign, raising $1,914,175. 

Campaign Co-Chairs Dean and Margery Muharrem are delighted by the effort put forth by our community. “We may be the faces of the campaign but it takes a team to make this happen. We are extremely proud and grateful to all the volunteers, donors, and those who worked behind the scenes to help us reach our goal. Literally every penny counts and is needed to continue the good works of United Way and the funded agencies. Each of you truly are Everyday Heroes.” 

All of the communities across Chatham-Kent and their respective representatives did their part in achieving this goal: 


Volunteer Co-Chair(s)

Community Achievement


Adam Ludolph and Eric Stemmler



Deb Moysiuk

$   150,589


Newt Richardson

$   120,437


Nicole Alves and Virginia Smith

$     88,612


Jason Heuvelmans and Tony Rizzuto

$   187,124


Caress Lee Carpenter

$     22,145


Joe Presutto

$       9,610


Tom Slager

$     13,861


Dean and Margery Muharrem

$ 1,914,175

 In addition to the above volunteers, Jodee Anderson, Kelly Bayda, Cecily Coppola, Stephen Doig, William Grin and Marian Redford served as members of the Campaign Cabinet. 

United Way wishes to extend a sincere thanks to all the donors who gave so generously to this year’s campaign … but a special “shout-out” to those who helped to put the campaign “over the top” in the final hours: 

–       Teksavvy and its employees for presenting $20,550

–       a group of community-minded farmers in the Blenheim area who responded to a last minute plea with a collective gift of $7,700 … and

–       the CKXS Radio Hostage “prisoners” – Peter Allaer, Kelly Bayda, Nick Cadotte, Ben Hazzard, Tim Lozon and Carmen McGregor for generating $13,413 in the last week of the 2014 Campaign. 

For more information about the 2014 Campaign visit or speak directly to Dean Muharrem at 519-436-5674 or Margery Muharrem at 519-784-2511.