MBOT's 2014 Not for Profit of the Year!

Author // John Russo

MBOT's 2014 Not for Profit of the Year!

Last Thursday was an amazing night.

At the 2014 Business Awards of Excellence, hosted by the Mississauga Board of Trade, United Way of Peel Region was awarded the distinction of 2014 Not for Profit of the Year!

As the Chair of United Way’s board, a passionate volunteer and a long-time supporter of United Way, this honour is important to me on several levels. It is a validation of our work within Peel Region. It is also a recognition by the business community that an investment in United Way is a wise one and an opportunity to strengthen our relationships with the business community so that we may continue making an impact!

United Way allocates funds effectively and efficiently, to areas of greatest need all throughout Peel Region and I am proud that MBOT recognizes this as well. We are able to create sustainable poverty-reduction solutions, locally. However, we would only be able to do that with your ongoing support.

United Way plays a vital role in building the human capital in our community and contributes to robust economic development and productivity. The business community plays a vital role in this work as well with its ongoing support. We need everyone at the table in order to make the type of change we want to see.

With genuine appreciation and gratitude, I would like to thank MBOT for naming United Way of Peel Region the 2014 Not for Profit of the Year!

Together, we are changing lives. Together, we are creating opportunity. Together, we are possibility.

About the Author

John Russo

John Russo

John Russo is a partner at Pallett Valo LLP.  John practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a particular focus on contractual disputes, creditor remedies, asset recovery, enforcement of security and insolvency.  He often represents clients in complex business litigation disputes and appears before the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario on a regular basis.  John also represents trustees, receivers and secured creditors in various insolvency proceedings.  Mr. Russo’s clients include mid-size and large companies across a number of industry sectors, financial institutions, religious and charitable organizations.

Mr. Russo was called to the New Jersey State Bar in 1997, the New York State Bar in 1998 and the Ontario Bar in 1999.  He was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011.

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