United Way Greater Victoria holds 83rd Annual General Meeting

United Way Greater Victoria held its 83rd Annual General Meeting today this morning. It was conducted virtually  over Zoom given the pandemic.

The Board of Directors at United Way Greater Victoria continues to be chaired by Mike Macdonell. Lisa Arora was appointed as Vice-Chair. Returning Board members are:

  • Ivan Watson, Past Chair
  • Sharon Moysey, Treasurer
  • Paula Carey
  • Jasmine Dadachanji
  • Mackenzie Edwards
  • Deborah George
  • Kathy MacNeil
  • Steve McKerrell
  • Kirk Mercer, Labour Representative
  • Captain (N) Sam Sader, Base Commander, CFB Esquimalt
  • Bruce Williams

Rick Wiegel was recognized and thanked for his time serving on the Board. Rick has been a generous and dedicated Board Member since 2016, and has contributed greatly to the Finance  and Transformation Committees.

United Way’s volunteer Board of Directors sets our direction, takes responsibility for financial decisions and performance, and is accountable for achieving organizational objectives. Their diverse skillsets, experience, and areas of influence are critical in helping us build a strong community for all.

Activities and accomplishments from 2019/20 were reviewed including how United Way has mobilized in response to COVID-19.

Audited financial statements for the year ending March 31, 2020 were presented by Treasurer Sharon Moysey. KPMG was appointed as auditors for the year ending March 31, 2021.

About United Way Greater Victoria

United Way is a leader, influencer and difference-maker in the lives of people living on Vancouver Island. People can still support the United Way’s Local Love in a Global Crisis campaign at www.uwgv.ca/covid19 as we move into the recovery phase of COVID-19. Last fiscal year United Way raised $4.35 million thanks to over 7,000 donors and over 250 workplaces opening their offices to run employee giving programs. These funds allowed United Way to support over 90,000 people, 63 agencies and over 90 programs.