On Friday, October 19th, Gerry Popp, a dedicated volunteer at United Way Oakville, was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The medal was created to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II 60th year on the throne. During the year only 60,000 Canadians will be given the honour of receiving this award. The purpose of the medal is to recognize significant contributions made by Canadians to their communities.

Gerry is an exceptional volunteer who is truly dedicated to the Oakville community.

Gerry joined United Way Oakville (UWO) in January 2009 as a member of the Finance & Audit committee which he then Chaired for 2 years.  He currently chairs the UWO Governance Committee and has been a member of the Board of Directors since September 2009.  Gerry also sits on the Campaign Cabinet as Leadership Division Co-Chair.

Gerry recently retired from Grant Thornton LLP where he was a partner for 31 years. He has a FCA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.  Gerry has been active in the Oakville community for thirty years. He is a Past Chair of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and is a current member of the Board of Directors.  He has also Chaired and Co-chaired the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala Committee, Chaired the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Dinner Committee and was a Board member of Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled and Chaired its Finance committee.  He has recently joined the Board of Directors of the Oakville Community Foundation.

Thank you Gerry for all that you have done for United Way and the Oakville community!



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