J.D. Irving, Limited Contributes to Largest United Way Campaign in 30 Years

March 22, 2016 :

Moncton: J. D. Irving, Limited contributed $100,411.16 to the Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick United Way 2015 Campaign. 

The Moncton-based companies were recognized as the best overall corporate campaign for organizations with 151 employees or more. The company was also fourth in the corporate top 10 fundraisers of 2015 and received the Outstanding Leadership Growth Award and the Quantum Leap Award for the significant increase in their campaign. 

Michael Hogan, who is part of the Career Track program, was the 2015 Campaign Coordinator for J.D. Irving, Limited in Moncton.

“I really enjoyed working with the committee to raise money for such an important organization in our community. Everyone worked hard to make this year’s campaign a big success,” said Hogan.

“We would like to thank J.D. Irving, Limited’s Moncton-based companies, all its employees and a very hard working and dedicated United Way committee for another great campaign. This has been a very exciting year for us all with the first Midland United Way Truck pull, and then everyone coming together for J.D. Irving’s greatest campaign to date,” said Debbie McInnis, Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick. “When we all come together, great things happen!”

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The J.D. Irving, Limited Moncton-based companies United Way committee announcing the campaign total at the campaign closing celebration on March 7, 2016. 
(L to R) Michael Hogan, Alicia Kenny, Elyse Thibeault, Carol Leger, Kim Swift, Lynn Holt, Megan Wilkins, Brett Melnick, Pam Galley, Emily Agostini, Maegan White, Paul Bass.


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 One of the workplace fundraisers at J.D. Irving, Limited’s Moncton head office was "Toonie Tie Trim." All employees had the opportunity to cut an inch off of participants’ ties each time they donated $2 or more. There were 35 participants and over $440 was raised!


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 Members of the community step up to help the United Way team pull their truck across the finish line at the first Midland Pulling for United Way Truck Pull in September.


Saint John

The 2015 United Way campaign raised a total of: $1,471,616 – the most in 30 years. 

The record was broken by 5,000 individuals, workplaces, unions, and foundations that gave to the United Way Saint John, Kings and Charlotte in 2015.

With a donation of $20,000, J.D. Irving, Limited was recognized as one of the top five companies who contributed to the campaign. When all JDI companies’ contributions are added, the total donated to the Saint John campaign is over $80,000. 

The contribution of $20,000 from J.D. Irving, Limited will be given to two organizations that make a difference in the lives of youth in the Saint John community; Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club. 

Ten volunteers spent over 500 hours reviewing grant applications in a three-phase process to select nearly 20 organizations that will receive funding from the campaign.

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JDI new hires of 2015 present donation of $20,000 to the United Way Campaign. Left to right: Alex Simpson, Accounting Associate, Irving Business Services; Kumar Raghav, Business Intelligence Analyst, JDI IT Division; Jenelle Tremblett, Logistics Intern, Atlantic Towing; Gillian Graves, Communications Officer, JDI; Amy Shanks, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club Saint John, Wendy MacDermott, Executive Director, United Way Saint John, Kings and Charlotte, Tracey Challoner, Mentoring Coordinator, Big Brother Big Sisters. 


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 J.D. Irving, Limited’s contribution to the 2015 United Way Campaign will be distributed to Big Brothers Big Sisters Saint John and the Saint John Boys and Girls Club. Gillian Graves, Communications Officer for JDI, accepts a Top Five Corporate Support Award on behalf of JDI.