ICBC raises more than $750,000 for United Way in 2008

    Corporation's efforts recognized with United Way Community Spirit Award

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - ICBC raised approximately $750,000 across the
province as part of its 2008 United Way campaign - an outstanding effort that
was recognized with two nominations at the Scotiabank & United Way Community
Spirit Awards breakfast gala at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown
Vancouver this morning.
    ICBC was nominated for two awards by United Way - the Loyal Campaign
Award and the Quantum Leap Donors Award.
    "These award nominations are a great thank you to all ICBC employees who
donated to our 2008 United Way Campaign, and particularly the hundreds of
employees who volunteered their time, talent and enthusiasm," said John
Dickinson, ICBC's 2008 United Way Executive Sponsor. "The strength of ICBC's
campaign comes from the number of people who participate and help to make a
difference in communities around the province."
    To encourage other companies to follow its lead in community giving, ICBC
also sponsored the First-Time Employee Campaign Award which recognized an
organization conducting its first United Way campaign while still achieving
exceptional results.
    "On behalf of the United Way and our communities, we thank everyone at
ICBC for consistently being one of our top fundraisers," said Michael
McKnight, president and CEO of United Way of the Lower Mainland. "British
Columbians in need are getting much-required resources and help thanks to
fundraising efforts like these."
    Money raised throughout the 2008 United Way campaign will support
community services for United Way organizations across the province, and help
seniors, youth and many others in need.
    ICBC has been a long-time supporter of United Way and has raised
approximately $3.5 million on their behalf over the last five years.
    "COPE 378 members at ICBC have a proud and long record of participating
with the United Way campaign," said Canadian Office and Professional Employees
Union, Local 378 vice-president David Black. "Our members are very active in
their communities and find the workplace campaign very rewarding. We are
pleased to take part every year."

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For further information: Media contact: Adam Grossman, (604) 982-1332;
Catherine Dixon, (604) 982-2482

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