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Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas Event 2017

Wednesday, November 1

Featuring W. Brett Wilson who will challenge the conventional thinking about "health wealth" and "money wealth".

Register today

 

 

Do More With United Way

Being part of your community is a great way to give back right where you live and work. Here are a few ways you can get involved.

Donate

Donating to United Way is an investment in the local community. All investments are monitored and reported on annually. Invest in our city today >

Volunteer

Giving your time is a great way to connect to the community and make an impact on the lives of others. United Way has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Learn more on our volunteer page >

Run a Workplace Campaign

Bring your co-workers together around a common cause while giving back to our city. Learn more about how to get started >

Learn About Our Work

United Way works across our city and the surrounding area to fight poverty, help kids thrive and build strong communities. Learn more about our work >

 

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The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is a strong network of female donors that engage together on social issues impacting Calgarians. The WLC provides meaningful opportunities for women to connect with each other and their communities as philanthropists, volunteers, and as leaders. Membership is open to individuals who contribute $1,200 or more annually to United Way of Calgary and Area.

Member Benefits

  • Receive invitations to exclusive educational and networking events with passionate, like-minded women
  • Learn about women's social issues
  • Receive updates on the WLC's work through newsletters
  • Hear and share women's leadership stories
  • Be recognized as a WLC member in the annual Honour Roll

For more information on the Women's Leadership Council, please email us at .

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in supporting the Women’s Leadership Council program, please contact us.

Women's Leadership Committee

 

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Susan Swan

Chair

Community Member

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Rhiannon MacDonnell Mesler, PhD

Vice Chair

Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge (Calgary Campus)

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Stephanie Pankratz, MPACC, CPA, CA

Vice Chair

Senior Manager, Audit, KMPG

Suzanne

Suzanne Polyak

Supervisor of Internal Communications, Pembina Pipeline Corporation

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Janet Soles

Community Member

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At United Way, we know it takes the whole community working together to make our city great for everyone. By working together, we can truly make a meaningful difference.

We have a number of ways you can get involved in our city, including volunteer opportunities, events and special initiatives.

Workplace Campaigns

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Workplace campaigns bring organizations closer by promoting teambuilding and enhancing morale.

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Upcoming Events

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We have a variety of events running throughout the year. Take a look at some of our upcoming events.

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Women's Leadership Council

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This council focuses on creating a strong network of female Leadership Donors by engaging members on the social issues affecting women.

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Gen Next

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Uniting the next generation of Calgarians, Gen Next is the place to be for events, leadership, networking and making a difference.

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Volunteer

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Giving your time is a great way to connect to the community and make an impact on the lives of others..

Learn More

Donate

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Donating to United Way is an investment in the local community. All investments are monitored and reported on annually.
Learn More

Learn About Our Work

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United Way works across our city and the surrounding area to fight poverty, help kids thrive and build strong communities.
Learn More

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Your time and talent can be given in many ways to those in need in our community. For more information email Heather Innes, volunteer lead at United Way.

All In for Youth

You can make a world of difference in the lives of youth by volunteering as a tutor, through a career talk, or one of our other volunteer opportunities. Volunteer positions are open across the city to support youth in achieving academic success.

Learn more

Workplace Campaigns

Workplace Campaigns raise funds to support United Way. Staff who volunteer to coordinate a workplace campaign at their company are supported by our Campaign Associates and Campaign Cabinet. 

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Volunteering around Calgary

If you're interesting in learning more about volunteer opportunities around the city, visit Propellus and their full listing of volunteer opportunities at varying skill levels and time committments.

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