Pembina Pipeline Corporation has proudly raised a record CAN$2.6 million – the largest contribution in Pembina's history – which will go to United Ways across its operating areas.
United Way of Calgary and Area will receive a donation of CAN$2 326 396 (including Pembina's 100% match), the result of the Company's annual staff fundraising campaign.
Further, Pembina will be donating approximately CAN$300 000 to United Ways in its operating areas once the Company's field office campaigns have wrapped up.
Employees, contractors, board members and retirees from Pembina's Calgary office came together to raise funds through pledges and activities, including a mini-sticks hockey tournament, fun money casino night, silent auction and an Executive game show, with 91% of employees participating in the campaign. All funds raised were then fully matched by Pembina.
Fun and games aside, Pembina staff also volunteered their time and energy to give back to the Calgary community through 'Days of Caring' activities. Pembina volunteers served a meal at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre and spent an afternoon reading to students at Guy Weadick Elementary School through the Calgary Reads programme.
"We recognise that this has been a difficult year across the energy industry and in the Calgary community, and we are proud to see so many people at Pembina stepping up to lend a hand to their neighbours in this time of need," explains Mick Dilger, Pembina's President and Chief Executive Officer and the 2015 Co-Chair of the United Way of Calgary's Major Giving Cabinet.
"We've been a strong supporter of the United Way for over 30 years, an organisation we feel is integral to the Calgary community and is able to direct funds towards the areas of greatest need within our city."
"Pembina Pipeline's 91% employee engagement rate for their United Way campaign is an example of what it looks like when the best happens," said Lucy Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Calgary and Area. "Their generous donation of more than CAN$2.3 million will directly improve the lives of Calgarians. More kids will graduate from high school, more people will achieve financial stability and more communities will thrive. The city is grateful for their support."
Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner
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