Jamie Baillie and Steve Murphy United Way Campaign Co-Chairs for 2008

    HALIFAX, June 5 /CNW/ - Jamie Baillie and Steve Murphy are working
together to support our community through the 2008 United Way Campaign. This
unique partnership will be profiled in workplaces and on promotional materials
across the community as the campaign gains momentum through the summer and
    Jamie Baillie is President and CEO of Credit Union Atlantic and was
recently recognized for the third year in a row, as one of Atlantic Canada's
top 50 CEOs. His background and experience in the private and public sectors
positions him well for his role as leader, recruiter, mentor and motivator as
he encourages workplaces across our community to support United Way.
Throughout his career, he has maintained a strong connection to community and
this opportunity is an extension of that commitment. "I believe this is an
opportunity to grow the support that already exists and to show more people
the impact of their donation. Steve and I are going to have a great time
because we both believe in our community," said Baillie.
    Steve Murphy, Senior News Editor and Anchor of CTV will be an active
Co-Chair, playing a significant role in local recognition and promotion as
well as regional awareness for United Ways in the Maritimes. He has been a
United Way supporter for many years and has played a major part in events for
United Way of Halifax Region. His commitment as Co-Chair will extend to 2009.
    In addition, CTV has agreed to partner with United Ways as a Signature
Sponsor in Atlantic Canada for 2008 and 2009 and will play an important role
in bringing about awareness of the many programs and services funded by United
Ways, particularly those that support the children and youth of the Maritimes.
    United Way combines the best mix of human and financial resources to
support change for people. In the Halifax Regional Municipality, donations are
currently funding 55 agencies as a result of the 2007 campaign success.
Residents in Spryfield and Dartmouth North are involved in changing their
neighbourhoods as a result of United Way's Action for Neighbourhood Change.
United Way volunteers are rallying support for 211, a community connection
line that will help all Nova Scotians find the community, health or government
services they need with one simple call.

    United Way was founded in the Halifax /Dartmouth community in 1925 and
its vision and mission continues to support individuals, families and
organizations so we can all reach our potential. There are also ten United Way
organizations across the Atlantic provinces. Each provides support for
community change in the local area. United Ways are located in Saint John,
Fredericton, Moncton, Amherst, Lunenburg County, Truro, Pictou County, Sydney,
Charlottetown and St. John's.

For further information:

For further information: Carole McDougall, Director of Communications,
United Way of Halifax Region, (902) 461-3082 (o), (902) 499-3054 (c)

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