Challenge to the community by ArcelorMittal Dofasco and its employees gets matched as “Do Gooders” step-up with $500,000 in new donations supporting the United Way

You’ve done good Burlington & Hamilton! ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s Do Gooder Challenge has met its match as corporations and leadership donors respond and provide more support for the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton.

“ArcelorMittal Dofasco and our people are proud to support the community and the United Way,” says, Katharine Short, Chair of ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s Corporate Community Investment Fund Committee. “Our approach this year was to leverage our ability to give in a way that encouraged others to give as well. We’re looking forward to also seeing the overall campaign reach its target.”

In an effort to inspire new and current donors to increase their support and be a “do gooder”, ArcelorMittal Dofasco committed to match up to $500,000 for new and increased corporate and individual leadership gifts of $1,000 or more. Matched funds were comprised of ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s Community Investment Fund and Employee Donations Fund.

“ArcelorMittal Dofasco continues to be a heroic partner of the United Way and the community. The opportunity to work with them in this way has been energizing and inspiring,” says Jeff Vallentin, CEO of United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton. “The Do Gooder Challenge has been a great boost for our campaign overall. The result will benefit many people across the Burlington and Hamilton communities.”

“ArcelorMittal Dofasco employees are committed to playing a role in the sustainability of our community,” says Larry Meyer, Chair of the company’s Employee Donations Fund. “We’re thrilled our challenge has been met and we know our support along with the company’s will have a meaningful impact in our community.”

With the match being met, the incentive program has now concluded. However, fundraising efforts continue as the United Way heads into the home-stretch of the campaign. “To date we’ve achieved more than $5.5M of our overall goal of $6.8M for this campaign,” says Vallentin. “We still have some work to do and we’re looking forward to celebrating our overall campaign success together with ArcelorMittal Dofasco and the community on March 5.”