September 22, 2009
Congratulations to Keyera Calgary area employees for another great United Way Campaign!
Over the past ten years, we have “Stepped Up” to the challenge to help individuals and families reach their potential and improve their quality of life. Proceeds raised during this time have been matched by Keyera; bringing our total contribution over that period to over $1 million!
Proceeds raised during the week of events, including individual contributions from our employees, are matched by Keyera. Through this matching initiative, our collective contribution for this year was $198,404. That’s almost 40% more than we raised in 2008! In a year when Calgary’s social agencies are faced with a heavier workload the money raised from our effort this year will be welcomed.
Every year, Keyera and our Calgary area employees participate in a week-long fundraising campaign filled with a variety of fun events including silent auctions, bake sales and draws. One of highlights of the campaign is always the “executive event”. Historically, these events have involved Keyera’s management team participating in adventurous activities including sumo wrestling, spelling bees, rockstar performances and Keyera’s own version of “survivor”. This year, our officers were challenged to a “Pentathlon with a Twist”.
In addition to being a great fundraising opportunity, our United Way campaign also helped to raise awareness and build connections between our employees and the people and agencies in the community that need support. This year, as part of our campaign, Keyera employees spent two days preparing and delivering meals to clients of Meals on Wheels and had the opportunity to listen to speakers from other United Way agencies. A number our executives and employees also volunteer their time year-round with the United Way and its member agencies.
Keyera is extremely proud to be a long time United Way supporter. Thank you Team Keyera!
Keyera Employees at 2009 United Way Campaign Kick-Off