Ending Poverty Together

In the Alberta Capital Region, people donate to United Way for many different reasons. Our standout supporters work together to make the community better for everyone. Here are some of our local donors who are part of the movement to create pathways out of poverty. Fred Pheasey is a generous long-time donor; the Bowhays have made philanthropy a focus for their family; and Richelle Serink, is an emerging community leader in philanthropy.

Fred Pheasey:


Fred has been giving to United Way for more than 25 years. He spearheaded the campaign at National Oilwell Varco and served on the Mayor’s Task Force to End Homelessness.

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United Way donor, Fred Pheasey

United Way is my non-profit of choice. I can’t go around and help everyone myself and I can’t determine who needs help most, but I felt United Way would do that job and do it well. And they have done it very well.

Bowhay Family:


The Bowhays have made philanthropy a focus for their family. Bob Bowhay has led campaigns at WorleyParsons, volunteered in various capacities, and is a past recipient of the George Letki Outstanding Volunteer Award.

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United Way donors, Bowhay Family

One of the things that I think is amazing about United Way is that it creates opportunities for the people in our community that need help. That makes it easy for us to give. We know that the organization is efficient and collaborative. United Way does the research that lets us know our giving has maximum impact.

Richelle Serink:


Richelle has been a passionate participant in the Stantec campaign, and is a dedicated Leadership donor who is active in the community.

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United Way donor, Richelle Serink

United Way’s vision is something I want to see for the community that I live in. Trying to end poverty is something that I can really get behind and I want to support it. I love Edmonton and I want the community to be a better place, for myself and my family.

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