Community involvement top of mind for emerging leaders

Emerging Philanthropists After Work Event

Windsor, ON - Young movers and shakers gathered Thursday evening to announce their plans to create positive change in Windsor and Essex County - their efforts made possible through an exciting new partnership with Libro Credit Union.

Libro has put up $10,000 to help grow United Way’s Emerging Philanthropists (EP) program, enabling the group to hold volunteer days of action, a leadership retreat for members, and networking events that include opportunities to meet influential business and community mentors.

Libro plans to match the first 25 new members’ donations in 2017, allowing their gifts to United Way to go further, and to encourage them to get involved in their community.

“Community involvement is really important to younger donors, and Libro’s generous sponsorship will help this part of the program flourish,” says Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way.

Windsor and Essex County’s dynamic leaders and young professionals met at Fourteen Restaurant and Sky Lounge to hear a keynote address from Lori Atkinson, Regional Manager at Libro Credit Union in Essex-Kent.

“At Libro, we’re focused on growing prosperity in our region,” said Atkinson. “We’re thrilled to help launch the United Way Emerging Philanthropist program, to see the meaningful and lasting impact these individuals will have in our communities.”

Emerging Philanthropists is a unique opportunity for individuals in their 20’s and 30’s to create positive change in their community through United Way. Members have exclusive access to events, volunteer opportunities and community leader-mentors.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the Emerging Philanthropists should contact Anjana Jacob at 519-258-0000 ext. 1180, or email or tweet @EPWindsorEssex.

Attached Photo (left to right):  JP Karam, United Way Board Member; Brandon Stanley, EP Committee Member; Lorraine Goddard, CEO United Way; Lori Atkinson, Libro; David Burman, EP Committee Member; Noah Tepperman EP Chair 

Media Contact: Karen Brady, Acting Vice President, Marketing & Communications  |  W: 519-258-0000 x1213  |  M: 519-564-8554
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