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Darryl White, recently announced chair of the United Way of Greater Toronto’s 2022 Community Campaign.supplied

Looking to build on its 2021 Community Campaign that raised approximately $100-million – plus an additional $9-million for its emergency Local Love campaign – United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) recently announced BMO Financial Group CEO Darryl White as chair of the 2022 Community Campaign.

Northleaf Capital operating partner Paul J. Bradley will head up the Major Individual Giving Cabinet

Last year UWGT made record investments to support close to 300 agencies across Peel, Toronto and York Regions.

As the largest non-government funder of community services in the Greater Toronto Area UWGT tackled 13 core issues, including homelessness, food security, employment and mental health, and strengthened supports to Indigenous-, Black- and equity-led, focused and serving organizations.

“This year, we need to aim higher and raise more to meet the growing need. I am confident that, under their leadership, we will meet this challenge, as we work united with our donors, labour friends, volunteers, community partners and our regional network of agencies,” says Daniele Zanotti, UWGT’s president and CEO.

“Coming out of a pandemic that disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable, we are now facing a crisis of affordability that threatens to leave even more people, even further behind,” he adds. “Recognizing urgent community needs to address poverty and inequality, and make long-term systems change across Peel, Toronto, and York Region, UWGT is committed to growing the campaign in the year ahead.”

In March this year UWGT announced it was investing $26-million to enable communities to build local solutions, says the organization. The grants will reach 75 new or expanded programs and 43 new organizations.

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Advertising feature produced by Randall Anthony Communications with The Association of Fundraising Professionals Canada. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.

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