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Honour Roll

The Million Dollar Circle acknowledges donors who have generously donated a minimum one-million dollars within the past year to United Way Greater Toronto. 


Joanna Rotenberg

Major Individual Giving (MIG) Cabinet Chair

 

Thank you for your generous support in 2019. It has made a meaningful difference for so many during one of the most challenging times we have faced as a community.

When COVID-19 hit, United Way Greater Toronto and its network sprang into action and co-ordinated with all levels of government to ensure there were no gaps in response measures. Since March, United Way has approved more than $2 million in emergency funding to almost 200 projects across the GTA, including initiatives in the communities most impacted by the pandemic. This is in addition to the $7.5 million United Way continues to invest in community each month, thanks to your support.

Your funding has helped purchase used laptops, ensuring young mothers, seniors and newcomer students could access support online during the early days of the lockdown. It has delivered food hampers to isolated seniors in Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park and St. James Town. This rapid response was possible because of you.

Looking ahead, the challenges are big: Food bank demand is skyrocketing. Domestic violence reports are soaring. The need for mental-health resources is increasing. As we continue to recover and rebuild, many people will need help finding stable employment.

As community leaders, we have an opportunity to answer these challenges. Please consider stretching your individual gift to help ensure United Way Greater Toronto’s agencies can meet this surging demand for their support. For those who can, multi-year gifts will prove especially impactful. Through in- depth research, strategic partnerships and ongoing community consultation, United Way will put your dollars to work in the most effective way possible.

The social and economic ripple effects of the pandemic will be felt for years. With your support, United Way can continue to be there to help us tackle today’s challenges and those yet to come.

Thank you for your ongoing and generous support of community building.

Sincerely,

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Joanna Rotenberg

Group Head, BMO Wealth Management, BMO Financial Group
Major Individual Giving (MIG) Cabinet Chair

Download a copy of the 2019 Major Donour Circle Honour Roll here.