News Release

CNL employees shatter their United Way fundraising goal

Chalk River, 2014 December 03 – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announces that charitable contributions through their company-wide United Way campaign totalled $141,757 exceeding their goal of $125,000. This outstanding result places CNL once again as the single largest campaign fundraiser for the Renfrew County United Way (RCUW).  This partnership gets stronger each year, with Chalk River Laboratories raising over one million dollars in the last 15 years.   

CNL employees have been raising funds for the United Way since the early 1960s. Campaigns are held at other CNL sites in Port Hope, Ontario and Pinawa, Manitoba. This year, these other sites also broke records raising a total of $40,160. CNL employees not only recognize the important role that United Way programs play across Renfrew County, but also across Canada.

“I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments made during this year’s 2014 CNL United Way campaigns. This year our Chalk River employees raised the bar and not only exceeded our goal of raising $125,000, but we also increased the number of donors. What an incredible team we have here at CNL,” said Dr. Bob Walker, CNL President and Chief Executive Officer. 

In addition to payroll and cash donations, CNL staff participated in various fundraising activities during the one-week campaign including an auction for “prime” parking spaces, a pancake breakfast and karaoke in the cafe.     

“I am very proud of my CNL colleagues; the dedicated support of our volunteers and the generous contributions from our employees all make a difference right here in our local communities,” expresses Nicole LeBlanc, CNL 2014 Campaign Chair. 

Shelley Rolland-Poruks, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Renfrew County United Way adds: “I can’t say it enough – CNL’s annual employee United Way campaign is integral to the success of the Renfrew County United Way’s yearly fundraising activities. Through the support of these caring employees, charities from across the Ottawa Valley will be helped.” 

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Patrick Quinn
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