United Way Niagara was proud to partner with the Partridge Family during our 2020 Campaign to offer the $50,000 Partridge Family Leadership Match in memory of Peter M. Partridge. Their generous gift matched all new donations from individuals of $1,200 or more and increases of 10% or more from existing leadership donors, leveraging $452,423 in new leadership giving. Pictured above is Chase Partridge, Janet Partridge, Peter W. Partridge, Poppy Gilliam and Daxx Partridge with a frame acknowledging their support.

Peter M. Partridge was a loyal partner of United Way and the community we serve and embodied our mission to build a stronger community through his incredible life as a respected leader in Niagara. In addition to his generous support to United Way, Peter was a pillar of philanthropy in our community. Peter served alongside his son Pete as Major Giving Co-Chairs in 2012, was an avid croquet player on the lawns of city hall – an annual event he never missed – a loyal and significant donor to our annual campaign, and a dear friend to the United Way team.

Sadly, Peter passed away in the fall of 2018. At our Annual Awards night in the winter of 2019, we recognized Peter’s contributions to our community by posthumously awarding him the Community Builder Award. His son Pete and wife Janet accepted the award on his behalf and in a moving speech, Pete explained the gospel that was read at Peter’s memorial service, ‘The story of the Good Samaritan’ which ends with the line – “Go and do likewise”. Peter clearly followed this so often in his life and set a powerful example for everyone he knew to follow.

The Partridge family’s leadership carries forward a meaningful tradition for United Way and demonstrates their commitment to making our community the best it can be. We offer them our humble and heartfelt thanks.

Executive Director Frances Hallworth with Andrew Humeniuk

United Way Niagara was proud to partner with The Brown Homestead in association with the Humeniuk Foundation during our 2020 Campaign to offer two matching gift opportunities.

On March 20, 2020, United Way Niagara launched the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to help agencies delivering frontline services meet increasing demand and unforeseen challenges due to the pandemic. We saw an overwhelming response from the community from the beginning. The fund received an incredible boost with the addition of a $100,000 matching gift from The Brown Homestead in association with the Humenuik Foundation.

Their generosity did not stop with the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. In September we were thrilled to announce our continued partnership through the $100,000 UNIGNORABLE Match. This gift matched any increase in previous donations dollar-for-dollar from donors giving between $1 and $1,199, increasing the impact of gifts from donors at every level. Thanks to the incredible generosity of The Brown Homestead in association with the Humeniuk Foundation this match leveraged an additional $230,507 for United Way. We extend our sincere thanks to Andrew and Jennifer Humeniuk and The Brown Homestead.