|ICBC and employees raise $1 million for United Way|
|Wednesday, 05 January 2011 09:51|
Vancouver, British Columbia--January 5, 2011--The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and its employees raised $1,011,503 for United Way and other registered charities last year, 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. In 2010, 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.
The 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.”
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.
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 work.”
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