ICBC's 2010 United Way campaign its' most generous ever
VANCOUVER, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - For the first time, ICBC and its employees
raised an outstanding $1,011,503 for United Way and other registered
charities, making the 2010 campaign its' most generous ever.
"Every day our employees demonstrate caring for our customers and this
campaign shows how deeply they care for their communities," said Jon
Schubert, ICBC's president and CEO. "It's truly remarkable to see their
level of enthusiasm and generosity."
The annual campaign for United Way is ICBC's most significant
philanthropic effort. This year, employees donated more than $800,000
and ICBC gifted $200,000 through the corporation's new matching funds
program for United Way to support initiatives for school-aged children
(ages 6 to 12) and seniors.
This year's new matching funds program has allowed ICBC employees to
invest in programs important to them as parents and children of aging
parents, and given the corporation an opportunity to support future and
past customers in communities across the province. Thanks to the
program, more than $500,000 will be invested to help improve the
quality of life for both kids and seniors in the coming year.
"On behalf of the United Way and our communities, we thank everyone at
ICBC for reaching this phenomenal record and for consistently being one
of our top workplace campaigns," said Michael McKnight, president and
CEO of United Way of the Lower Mainland. "ICBC and its employees are
true leaders and continue to do so much to help those in need."
United Way addresses root causes of key social issues, provides
sustainable solutions, and generates community impact in the longer
ICBC is a long-time supporter of United Way and its vision to create a
healthy, caring and inclusive community for all. Their annual campaign
has raised more than $4.5 million since 2005 alone.
ICBC's campaign is jointly held with its Union, COPE 378. "Our members
are very proud to take part in this campaign each year," said Canadian
Office and Professional Employees Union, local 378 president Andy Ross.
"The result of this year's campaign is a wonderful achievement - it
allows our members to give back to the communities where they live and
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