United We Lead

The #LoveLove Letter, United Way Elgin Middlesex

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Kelly Ziegner, President & CEO United Way Elgin Middlesex

The sun is shining and spring is in the air. This felt like the perfect time to take a step back and express my gratitude for the many volunteers we have the pleasure of working with on a daily basis. These volunteers are the backbone of our organization and show their dedication every day to creating lasting change in our community.

From workplace champions and allocations committee to our Campaign Cabinet and Board of Directors, we are so lucky to be surrounded by leaders who inspire us every day.

On April 23rd, we had the chance to celebrate many of these incredible leaders at our annual ChangeMakers event. It was a night filled with recognition and gratitude for everyone who gave of their time and donations to United Way over the past year.

That evening, we were also thrilled to award Jeff Macoun with the United Way ChangeMakers Lifetime Achievement Award. His dedication to our community is truly inspiring and I am so thankful for everything he has done to support our community.

We also had the pleasure of announcing Kristen Korhonen, Regional Vice President, Personal Banking, for Greater London-Sarnia at BMO Financial Group, United Way 2024 Community Campaign chair. We are excited to begin planning for our 2024 Campaign under her leadership.

I am so grateful for the volunteers who give their time and energy to United Way. Because of these amazing people, United Way is able to invest, advocate, and collaborate across the Elgin Middlesex community to support our friends, neighbors, and colleagues in need.

To our volunteers: Your generosity and kindness make a real difference in the lives of so many – thank you!

United We Lead.



Kelly Ziegner
President & CEO, United Way Elgin Middlesex

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