BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS) announced today that it has raised $114,009 for the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton through staff pledges, fundraising events and a corporate donation in its 2012 campaign.
CUMIS staff members raised $62,793 through pledged donations and fundraising events, contests and raffles throughout the campaign. The company contributed an additional $51,216. Among the highlights of the campaign was a staff-organized silent auction, which raised nearly $4,000.
"The incredible dedication and generosity of CUMIS staff is inspiring," said Kelly Tryon, United Way campaign co-chair, and VP Creditor Insurance and Regional Sales The CUMIS Group Limited. "CUMIS is proud to be able to support the United Way, and the breadth of essential services provided by the agencies it funds ensures our donations make an enduring impact in the community in which we work and live."
The United Way is the largest non-government funder of social services and the voluntary sector in Canada. With funding from local donors like The CUMIS Group Limited, United Way chapters in Canada are able to support their member agencies that provide vital health and social services to Canadian communities. Based on local needs and challenges, the United Way provides much-needed funding to its member agencies, helping to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.
The CUMIS Group Limited is part of The Co-operators group of companies, which as a whole raised $737,549, including both individual and corporate contributions, for the United Way.
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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