Surpassing Limitations and Changing the Image of the Everyday Philanthropist

On October 11, 2017, the University of Alberta kicked off its 2017 United Way fundraising campaign. From the Students' Union's generous…

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On October 11, 2017, the University of Alberta kicked off its 2017 United Way fundraising campaign. From the Students' Union's generous coffee sale donation to the noon hour event, here's a look at the start of this year's campaign:

Image for PostLocal musicians Lia Cole and Paul Woida started things off with a song inspired by the community's support of those in need.Image for Post

"Each one of us together make a tremendous force for the public good." - Michael Phair, Chair, Board of Governors

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"Think about a world where people encourage you not to do things… where people throw limitations on you before they even know you…" - Cory Strasbourg, CNIB Ambassador and Beneficiary of United Way Funded Programs

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"I am proud of the contribution that the U of A makes to the campaign each year - and proud to belong to a community that so actively links compassion to action. We are indeed a public university that acts for the public good." - David Turpin, President

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"I always thought that philanthropists looked a certain way or had certain types of jobs, and the more that I do this kind of work… the more I've learnt that they look like me and you." - Sarah Chan, Co-Chair, Alberta Capital Region United Way

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"Today is also all about our families - creating opportunities for young people to learn and lead in our society, no matter their circumstances." - Douglas Stollery, Chancellor

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The University of Alberta's United WayThe University of Alberta's United Way fundraising campaign runs from October 11-27, 2017. To learn more about how your can give, share, and uplift the community through your participation visit the U of A's United Way website.give, share, and uplift the community through your participation visit the U of A's United Way website.