Red Tie Gala Awards of Distinction honour campaign volunteers and donors
EDMONTON, AB – On Thursday, February 21, more than 700 community members gathered at the Edmonton Convention Centre for United Way’s annual Red Tie Gala Awards of Distinction. The awards celebrated the many outstanding contributions made by organizations and individuals to United Way’s 2018 fundraising campaign. Please see a list of this year’s award winners below.
Campaign Co-Chairs Andre Corbould and Sarah Chan thanked those in attendance for their commitment toward building a poverty-free region.
“As individuals, your time, tireless efforts and creative ideas have formed ties in our community that will impact the lives of your neighbours immensely,” shared Corbould. “When combined together, these ties become incredibly powerful. These ties build lasting pathways out of poverty.”
The gala featured entertainment by the Tri-City Rat Pack and NXG Company.
The evening came to a close with the announcement of the 2018 campaign achievement of $24 million raised.
“Thank you for all you have done to tie our region together and to work towards creating a community where no one is left behind,” said Chan.
United Way was proud to honour three organizations with the Award of Excellence, recognizing workplace campaigns that raised more than $1 million each. Sharing this prestigious spotlight were: The Provincial Employees’ United Way Campaign ($1.3 million), Enbridge ($1.4 million), and PCL Construction ($2.4 million).
United Way would also like to thank our generous sponsors for this year’s event, EPCOR and CTV.
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About United Way
United Way brings community members together to create pathways out of poverty and make the greatest impact possible on the most pressing social challenges in our community. To learn more about United Way and its work with more than 50 community partners, please visit myunitedway.ca.
Awards of Distinction 2018 - List of Winners
Award of Excellence
Provincial Employees’ United Way Campaign
George Letki Outtanding Volunteer
Best Leaders of the Way Campaign
Alberta Blue Cross
Small Business Award
Delcon Development Group Ltd.
Education and Awareness
City of Edmonton
Labour Awards of Distinction
Canadian Union of Public Employees Regional Office
Health Sciences Association of Alberta
Funded Partner Campaign of the Year
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
Significant Employee Fund
Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund
Outstanding Committee Member of the Year
Hallie Brodie, University of Alberta
Robyn Schommer, EPCOR
Employee Campaign Chair of the Year, Private Sector
Abbi Langedahl, Medical Imaging Consultants
Derek Cathro, Tetra Tech Canada
Employee Campaign Chair of the Year, Public Sector
Evelyn Ramos & Franck Hakizimana, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Jimmy Morrison, Operation Friendship Seniors Society
Campaign Committee of the Year, Private Sector
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.
Campaign Committee of the Year, Public Sector
Alberta Health Services - CN Tower
For more details on the awards, please visit www.myunitedway.ca/awards