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Siskinds’ 2012 United Way Campaign was a resounding success, thanks to the hard work of the fundraising committee and the generosity of our staff and lawyers.

Siskinds has always been a strong supporter of the United Way, but the firm’s profile in the campaign was particularly high this year, with Paul Strickland sitting on the United Way Cabinet; Curtis Cleaver participating in the GenNext initiative; and Beth Traynor on the Major Gifts committee. We set an ambitious target – $50,000 – and with the invaluable contributions of Shawna Agathos, we surpassed it for our best year ever.

While most of the funds came from individual contributions, our workplace events were also very successful, raising over $3,500 through our very own Lawyer Bingo game, the One London Place Stair Climb, casual days and a raffle for a night in the Siskinds box at the Budweiser Gardens.

In these difficult economic times, there is a heightened demand for the services provided by organizations funded by the United Way, while our high unemployment rate means there are also fewer contributors. Thanks to everyone who supported our campaign – see you next year!

Beth Traynor
For the Committee

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