NC raises $26,000 for United Way

Niagara College presented the United Way of South Niagara with more than $26,000 today, after the College exceeded its $25,000 goal for the 2012 campaign.

Niagara College’s contribution represents staff pledges as well as funds raised through events, including a Halloween Dance held by the Niagara College’s Explorer’s Club, and varsity athletic games. Niagara College’s United Way Campaign ran from October to January.

“Our success with this year’s campaign speaks to the strong community spirit of our students and staff,” said Teresa Quinlin, NC’s Vice President of Corporate Services, and Co-chair of the Niagara College United Way Committee.

“We’re pleased that we can support such an important community resource, especially in challenging economic times, when the work of United Way-supported organizations is more important than ever,” added David Jastrubecki, Niagara College’s Manager of Security and Parking, and Co-chair of the Niagara College United Way Campaign.

“The Niagara College campaign not only exceed its goal but gave their community a 13% increase over last year. United Way is grateful for the commitment to community shown by the staff and students, truly exemplifying the United Way slogan that ‘Changes start here’,” stated Peter Papp, Executive Director United Way of South Niagara.

Niagara College is a long-time supporter of the United Way, and raised $23,000 in 2011.

With 9,000 students, Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics.

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For information, contact:

Teresa Quinlin

Vice President, Corporate Services

Co-Chair, Niagara College United Way Committee

905 735-2211 ext. 746

tquinlin@niagaracollege.ca

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