George Brown College awarded United Way leadership award for second consecutive year



    TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - For the second straight year, George Brown
College's (GBC) ability to generate charitable donations for the United Way
outperformed and outpaced other public sector organizations in Toronto. GBC
has been recognized with a United Way of Greater Toronto Spirit Award in the
category of Leadership Campaign. This award recognized the College's
achievement in attracting gifts of $1,000 or more.
    "I am constantly inspired by our staff's generosity and involvement in
the community," says GBC's President Anne Sado. "As we celebrate our 40th
anniversary, this result reinforced our longstanding legacy of support to the
community.
    And that legacy has grown significantly. Today GBC maintains partnerships
with more than 1,000 community agencies in the GTA. In terms of individual
gifts of $1,000 or more, GBC surpassed its goal achieving a 23% increase from
the previous year, which had been a 24% increase on the year before that.
    "2007 marked another extraordinary fundraising campaign by George Brown
College, earning them a United Way Leadership Spirit Award," said Susan
McIsaac, Vice-President, Resource Development, United Way of Greater Toronto.
"United Way is grateful to GBC and its employees for their outstanding
commitment and dedication to building a better city for us all. Their
generosity provides support to United Way's network of 200 health and social
service agencies, enabling United Way to continue to maximize its impact
across Toronto."
    According to President Sado, supporting the United Way is as much about
upholding GBC's connectedness to the GTA as it is about what defines the
college every day.
    "GBC's United Way campaign team has simply relied on one of the
underlying values on which we were founded-if you give people the opportunity
to change lives for the better, they will step forward."

    About George Brown College

    Established in 1967, George Brown's (GBC) three campuses are located in
downtown Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world. With more than
15,000 full-time students, including 1,400 international students, GBC is one
of Ontario's fastest growing colleges. GBC offers more than 150 programs
ranging from one-year certificates to four-year bachelor's degrees. In
addition, over 60,000 continuing education students are enrolled in more than
1,300 courses.





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For further information: Paul Zanettos, Media Relations Consultant,
George Brown College, Office: (416) 415-5000 ext. 3428, Mobile: (416)
893-5435, pzanettos@rogers.com


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