The Co-operators raises $208,767 for United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin

The Co-operators raises $208,767 for United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin 
GUELPH, ON, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Co-operators announced today that it has 
raised $208,767 for United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. Guelph-based staff 
members donated $161,167 during a national campaign though pledges and 
creative fundraising events, while The Co-operators Foundation contributed $50 
on behalf of each full time employee, totalling $47,600. 
In addition to generous pledges made by staff, the Guelph United Way campaign 
featured educational events and innovative fundraisers. Particularly 
successful was a staff-organized silent auction featuring items donated by 
local businesses, through which more than $3,000 was raised. 
"Making a considerable contribution in the communities where we live and work 
is at the core of who we are as a Canadian co-operative," said Kathy 
Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators. "Our commitment to 
supporting the United Way, and the vital services it funds, shines through 
with every creative staff-led campaign and volunteer effort we engage in." 
Nationally, The Co-operators group of companies raised $737,549 for the United 
Way. A series of local staff-led campaigns were conducted in offices 
throughout the country, with both individual donations and corporate 
contributions directed to local United Way chapters. 
The United Way is the largest non-government funder of social services and the 
voluntary sector in Canada. With funding from local donors like The 
Co-operators, United Way chapters in Canada are able to support their member 
agencies that provide vital health and social services to Canadian 
communities. Based on local needs and challenges, the United Way provides 
much-needed funding to its member agencies, helping to improve the quality of 
life for all Canadians. 
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than 
$36 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it 
offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well 
as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community 
involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed 
among the 50 Best Employers in Canada and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate 
Citizens in Canada. For more information visit 
Leonard Sharman The Co-operators 519-767-3937 
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