The Writing is On the Wall: Steffen Roller, Laura Baltais, Cori Knorr and Diana Czekajlo from Open Text join Mary Zilney, CEO, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (at right) at the donor wall of Haven House to commemorate OpenText’s leadership gift of $44,000 towards the rebuilding of Haven House.

Employees from OpenText visited Haven House in Cambridge on July 21 to be thanked by the leadership of Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region for their generous support. OpenText dedicated their Spring 2017 campaign to help our Rebuild Haven House campaign. This type of employee-driven campaign in a tech company is ground-breaking for Women’s Crisis Services. We hope that their leadership inspires other companies to reach out and do the same for our community.

Over a six week period, OpenText employees participated in onsite fundraisers, reached out to friends and family, and advocated on behalf of Women’s Crisis Services. The employee fundraising total reached over $20,000. OpenText rewarded their efforts by matching that with a $20,000 donation. As donations continue to come in, OpenText announced that a total of $44,000 was raised.

Thank you, OpenText, for your corporate leadership, and for your employee-led fundraising to support abused women and children in our region.

Left to right: Steffen Roller, Laura Baltais, Cori Knorr and Diana Czekajlo from OpenText. Alan Sharpe and Mary Zilney from Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.