United Way Winnipeg aims to raise $21.6M

United Way Winnipeg’s 2019 Campaign kicks off with unprecedented fundraising goal and incentive for donors

United Way Winnipeg announced its unprecedented $21.6 million goal today as hundreds of Winnipeggers came together and pulled for community at the 16th Annual United Way Winnipeg Plane Pull and Campaign Kickoff.

“This is our largest goal to date for our community fund, and I am confi dent that we will achieve it,” said Jeff Goy, President and CEO of Wawanesa Insurance and the volunteer Campaign Chair for United Way Winnipeg’s 2019 Campaign.

“And that’s because I believe in the immense generosity of Winnipeg and their commitment to community.”

80 teams of 20 took turns pulling a Lockheed C-130 Hercules or a Boeing 727 aircraft at Plane Pull.

“Plane Pull is the perfect event to kick off our campaign,” said Jeff. “It represents what people are capable of doing when we work together. And when it comes to community, we can do so much more together than we could ever do alone.”

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A new Leadership Challenge so donor dollars can do even more good

Selena Hinds, Vice President Brand, Communications & Community, Wawanesa Insurance, also announced an exciting new offering to complement last year’s Leadership Challenge, where any new Leadership gift of $1,200 or more is matched, doubling the impact in the community. This year, Winnipeggers can take the Leadership Challenge, and if they’re already a Leader, they can make their giving go even farther.

“Leaders can make an even bigger difference and kick their giving up a notch with the Wawanesa Super Challenge. Any increase to their gift will be matched up to $300. Or, if they increase their Leadership gift to $2,000, Wawanesa Insurance will match that increase up to $800.”

Thanks to outstanding generosity of donors and the amazing hard work of volunteers, United Way Winnipeg can provide stable and sustainable funding to an essential network of over 100 agency partners and programs. Winnipeggers in need access these services more than 340,000 times each year.

Veronika Kanya was one of these Winnipeggers. She shared her powerful story at Plane Pull and thanked donors for the difference they made in her life.

“CNIB saved my life when everything fell apart. I lost my eyesight at 23 and my world collapsed,” Veronika said. “I am so thankful to donors for giving me my independence. When you empower yourself, you empower others.”

This year, over 500 workplaces throughout Winnipeg will run campaigns in support of United Way Winnipeg.

Top fundraising prize winners and team pull times

A huge shoutout to the people and workplaces that pulled together to raise an incredible $88,000+ for our community. Fundraising is still open for 1 week, so there’s still a chance to win the amazing Santa Lucia pizza party if each member of your team raises $75. It all goes to community to do great work.

Totals are as of the contest cutoff at 9:00 pm, September 13.

Still time to fundraise
Wawanesa Team at Plane Pull 2019 - United Way Winnipeg

Top Individual Fundraisers

Rob Pambrun $2,410.00

Craig Kozlowski $2,310.00

Dee (Diana) dela Cruz $1,995.00

Trevor MacHutchon $1,050.00

Wes Holdnick $940

Randy Forde $715

Top Fundraising Teams

Payworks $9,307.00

Manitoba Hydro $6,746.00

CKP & IDI #1 $5,300.00

CKP & IDI #2 $5,100.00

Giant Tiger $5,020.00

Team Spirit Winners

Manitoba Public Insurance and RBC Royal Bank

Hercules Pull Times

Red River College 11.12
Bell MTS IT 11.18
17 Wing 11.3
Crosier Kilgour #2 11.33
Epic Information Solutions 11.63
Standard Aero 11.66
Western Financial Group #2 11.75
Crosier Kilgour #1 12.06
Fillmore Riley LLP 12.27
Canada Revenue Agency 12.3
Canada Border Services Agency 12.33
United Way Staff 12.36
Royal Canadian Mint 12.39
Broadview Networks 12.45
Workers Compensation Board 12.54
United Way Labour 12.54
Canada Life 12.75
MacDonald Youth Services 12.81
Winnipeg Airports Authority 12.81
TD Bank 12.9
IDC Communications 13.09
Bold Commerce 13.63
Western Financial Group #1 13.87
Emergent Biosolutions 14.39
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP 14.51
Winpak 14.66
United Way Cabinet 14.72
Price Industries 14.81
North West Company 14.81
Tundra Oil & Gas 14.9
Richard Rosin Funeral Director 14.96
MNP 15.27
Sparrow Hotels 15.33
MITT 15.96
The Dufresne Group 17.15
Deloitte 17.21
Marymound 18.18
GCWCC 18.39
Family Dynamics 18.78
Payworks 21.36
Endeavour Wealth Management 45.81
17 Wing 108.12

Boeing Pull Times

Bell MTS 12.36
Powerland 12.72
Robinson 14.15
Manitoba Hydro 14.99
PCL Constructors Inc. 16
Red River College Stevenson Campus 16.45
CIBC 16.46
Giant Tiger 16.9
RBC 17.45
Agriculture and Agri Food Canada 17.96
Western Glove Works 18.54
Princess Auto 18.78
Unifor Local 830 18.78
Johnston Group 18.96
City of Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service 18.99
Motor Coach Industries 19.54
CP Rail 20.3
MFNERC 20.99
New Flyer Industries 21.24
Wellington Altus Private Wealth 21.51
EQ3 22.18
CNIB 22.3
Ernst and Young 23.33
Cambrian Credit Union 24.51
Manulife Financial 26
Manitoba Public Insurance 27.12
CWB National Leasing 28.99
United Way Agency Team 31.6
Richardson International 36.09
Thrive Community Support Circle 40.81
MLT Aikins 41.9
Scotiabank 74.12
Wawanesa 86.42
Birchwood Automotive Group 135.15
Wawanesa n/a
Jewish Child and Family Services/Rady JCC n/a
WRHA n/a
Indigenous Services Canada n/a

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