LDSB receives most improved campaign award

Limestone Learning Foundation
LDSB receives most improved campaign award
Posted on 04/21/2021
Image of United Way log and motto The Limestone District School Board received three awards at the virtual United Way KFL&A Workplace Volunteer Awards & Appreciation Luncheon on April 14, 2021. 

Limestone received the Diamond Leadership Award for workplaces with 10 to 24 Leaders of the Way. Leaders' gifts represent donations of more than $1,200 and represent 38 per cent of the campaign achievement.

Limestone also received the Sandstone Achievement Award for campaigns that raise more than $50,000. In 2020, Limestone employees surpassed our campaign goal, raising $53,379, making this year's campaign one of our most successful in recent years. As such, Limestone was also awarded the Most Improved Award in the education sector.

Director of Education Krishna Burra, who was recently appointed to the United Way KFL&A Board of Directors,  says he is extremely proud of the fundraising efforts and volunteer hours staff committed to the annual United Way campaign, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has created significant anxiety and economic distress for a larger segment of the community that further impacts the children and youth Limestone serves every day in schools.  

"This year, more than ever, programs and services supported by the United Way were in great need and demand across our district as a result of the pandemic," says Burra. "The efforts of staff to make United Way giving a priority makes a profound difference in the well-being of the students and communities we serve."

The virtual awards event honoured the achievements of workplace campaigns across KFL&A, which make up 70 per cent of the campaign dollars.

“Volunteers are critical to the success of the campaign and in 2020, our volunteers were even more important than ever,” said Antje McNeely, 2020 Campaign Chair, United Way KFLA. “We are grateful to everyone who shares their time and talent with the United Way. The support in our community is incredible and this day is an opportunity to honour and recognize some of the volunteers who have helped make a difference in our community.”

The United Way works with individuals, organizations and key partners in KFL&A to build and strengthen the community bringing people and resources together to facilitate change. Its vision is a future where people are self-sufficient in a community, where individuals live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging.

For more information on the 2020 campaign awards, visit the United Way KFL&A website.

Image of LDSB United Way KFL&A Awards Certificate

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.