BURLINGTON, ON, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS)
and its employees have raised a total of $105,528 for the United Way of
Burlington and Greater Hamilton to support the vital health and social
services provided by United Way member agencies.
CUMIS staff members raised $62,058 through pledged donations and
fundraising events such as contests and raffles throughout the 2013
United Way campaign. The company contributed an additional $43,470.
"Every year the United Way campaign brings out the best in CUMIS staff,
inspiring fundraising creativity and incredible generosity," said Jane
VanderPlaat, United Way campaign co-chair, and VP Client Services The
CUMIS Group Limited. "CUMIS is committed to supporting the United Way
and the vital services it provides to the community which we live and
Nationally, The Co-operators group of companies, of which CUMIS is a
member, raised $686,288 for the United Way. A series of local staff-led
campaigns were conducted in offices throughout the country, with both
individual donations and corporate contributions directed to local
United Way chapters.
The United Way is the largest non-government funder of social services
and the voluntary sector in Canada. Based on local needs and
challenges, the United Way provides vital funding to its member
agencies, helping to improve Canadians' quality of life. With funding
from local donors like The Co-operators, United Way chapters in Canada
are able to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals
and mobilizing collective action.
About The CUMIS Group Limited
The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS) partners with credit unions to deliver
competitive insurance and financial solutions. In doing so, it creates
financial security and promotes the growth and success of the credit
union system in Canada. CUMIS' principal companies are CUMIS Life
Insurance Company and CUMIS General Insurance Company, and it has a 50
per cent interest in Credential Financial Inc. CUMIS is jointly owned
by Co-operators Life Insurance Company and Central 1 Credit Union.
SOURCE: The CUMIS Group Limited
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