Union Gas keeps on giving

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From left, Dave Simpson (Vice President, Regulatory, Lands & Public Affairs – Union Gas), Darryl Stokes (Manager, Corporate Real Estate Services – Union Gas), John Mallory (Chair – Chatham Kent Community Foundation), Tom Slager (Director, Resource Development – United Way of Chatham-Kent), Dean Bradley (President – Brad-Lea Meadows Ltd.), and Hugh Logan (Executive Director – Chatham Kent Community Foundation).

The United Way of Chatham-Kent Endowment Fund, managed by the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation, is $5,000 richer thanks to Union Gas.

This donation is the result of a parking arrangement between Brad-Lea Meadows and Union Gas during the ongoing construction of a new powerhouse building at Union Gas’ head office on Keil Drive in Chatham.

“At Union Gas, we are proud of being active members in the communities we serve and working with our community partners to help improve the lives of individuals and families,” said Darryl Stokes, manager, Corporate Real Estate Services, Union Gas, in a release. “We are very pleased to donate to the United Way Endowment Fund on behalf of Brad-Lea Meadows, to assist with the ongoing efforts of the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation managed fund.”

Due to Union Gas’ multi-million dollar powerhouse construction project, currently ongoing at its head office that has temporarily displaced some parking spaces, overflow parking was needed. Brad-Lea Meadows stepped in, providing that parking at Thames-Lea Plaza. In lieu of payment, Union Gas made a donation to the United Way Endowment fund managed by the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation – founded by the Bradley Family.

“I would like to say thank you to Union Gas and Brad-Lea Meadows for this funding, which will ensure the Endowment Fund will continue to deliver on its mandate of improving lives and building community in Chatham-Kent”, said Karen Kirkwood-Whyte, CEO, United Way of Chatham-Kent. “From our volunteers, program providers, service recipients and staff … thank you.”

The United Way of Chatham-Kent’s Endowment Fund – the organization’s ‘savings’ account – is managed by the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation. Donations to United Way’s Endowment Fund remain in perpetuity and the interest earned is allocated to specific programs and services as directed by the individual donor. In the case of this particular contribution to the United Way Endowment Fund, the interest earned annually is to be contributed to the annual United Way campaign.

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