Run A Workplace Campaign

Without a doubt, workplace campaigns are the most high-profile of United Way KW fundraising activities, representing a significant portion of the funds we gather to invest in positive community changes. Running a campaign where you work is a great way to get involved with United Way KW. Workplace campaigns are about far more than just collecting funds, they also bring much needed awareness to local workplaces.

The Campaign Toolkit:

We’ve compiled a Campaign Toolkit containing the basic information you’ll need for your workplace campaign:

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Campaign in a Day

Short on time? Plan, execute and wrap-up your workplace campaign using three easy steps for a successful Campaign in a Day.

We’re here to help! For assistance with your workplace campaign, please contact gro.w1448818633kyawu1448818633@ngia1448818633pmac1448818633 or contact your United Way staff partner.


Introducing our 2015 Campaign Champions Deb Zettel-Schmitt and Michael Schmitt


Deb Zettel-Schmitt and Michael Schmitt have been long standing residents of KW; both were born and raised in the community, attended local schools and are graduates of St. Mary’s High School and St. Jerome’s High School respectively.

Deb began her 30 year teaching career with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board following graduation from St. Jerome’s University and University of Toronto. For much of her career she worked in the field of special education as teacher, coordinator and principal. Deb ended her formal education career as principal of St. Dominic Savio Catholic School.

Michael began his teaching career with Hastings Prince Edward Catholic Board following graduation from Western University. Following seven years as a science and special education teacher, Michael returned to KW and in 1988 was appointed as founding principal of Resurrection Catholic Secondary School. In 2000, he was appointed Superintendent of Education in Waterloo Catholic and in 2005 appointed director of education in Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board in eastern Ontario.

Michael retired in April of 2011 and accepted a consultant at Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario. In 2014, he assumed the role of interim Director of Education with Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

Michael currently serves on the Board of Supportive Housing of Waterloo as President and looks forward to the day when our community can boast that we have ended homelessness.

Deb and Michael have served as volunteers at the Out of the Cold program at St. Louis Parish, Waterloo and have been long standing supporters of United Way. While in eastern Ontario, Michael served on the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington campaign cabinet for 4 years and chaired the 2009 campaign.

Deb and Michael are passionate about their community and believe that United Way is one of the most impactful organizations that really make a difference in the community. United Way takes a strategic approach in its support of community initiatives to ensure that KW continues to be a strong and vibrant community where all people can realize their dreams for success and happiness.