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Holland College receives award from United Way

May 3, 2017

Natalie Mitton, Director of Programs at Holland College, accepts the Campaign Excellence Award from Carol O’Hanley, United Way of PEI Board President

Natalie Mitton, Director of Programs at Holland College, accepts the Campaign Excellence Award from Carol O’Hanley, United Way of PEI Board President

Charlottetown, PE – Holland College was presented with an award by the United Way in recognition of the fundraising efforts of students and staff during the not-for-profit’s annual campaign over the past decade. The Campaign Excellence Award is presented to an organization for excellent campaign execution, encouraging volunteerism, and actively supporting and sponsoring special events. Since 2006, Holland College staff and students have raised more than $208,000.

Holland College’s donations are used to support the United Way’s activities, to improve the lives of Islanders by investing in local charitable organizations and communities focusing on alleviating poverty, improving the health and strength of our communities and enabling kids to be all that they can be.

Dr. Brian McMillan, president of Holland College, said students and staff should all be proud of their contributions to the United Way.

“We are grateful for the efforts and collective leadership over the past ten years, of the Holland College campaign co-chairs, the team leaders, the Holland College Student Union, and individual staff and students for supporting our college’s United Way campaign. Holland College has earned a reputation for being an institution that believes in supporting our Island communities. That support comes from our staff and students, and they all share in this honour,” he said.

“This year we had an opportunity to recognize a few organizations that have helped us over the years make a difference in the lives of Islanders. As long-time supporters, Holland College students and staff have consistently donated, volunteered and promoted the work of the United Way of PEI in Island communities. We can’t thank them enough for the on-going support and commitment,” said Andrea MacDonald United Way of PEI CEO. A short thank you video produced by the United Way can be viewed at bit.ly/2qog3wE.

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