Charity campaign total sets new record
For the second year in a row, a record amount in contributions has been pledged to the University's Campaign for the United Way/Crusade of Mercy and Other Charities. More than 1,200 employees contributed a total of $262,168 to the campaign, exceeding this year's goal of $255,000 and surpassing last year's total by nearly $20,000.
"We couldn't be happier with the results of this year's campaign -- to have set a new record for the second year in a row reflects the extraordinary thoughtfulness and generosity of the University's employees, and we are grateful," said Henry Webber, Associate Vice President for Administration and campaign coordinator. "These contributions will help numerous individuals and families in need, many of whom are our neighbors here in Hyde Park and elsewhere in the city."
A raffle was held Jan. 26 for employees who contributed to the University's Campaign for the United Way/Crusade of Mercy and Other Charities up to that date. This year's top raffle prize, two round-trip tickets to Tampa or Orlando, Fla., or New York City, donated by Kiwi Airlines in conjunction with Midway Travel Services, went to Kimerly Rorschach-Hart, Director of the Smart Museum. Prizes were also awarded to 43 other University employees.
Through the University's United Way/Crusade of Mercy and Other Charities Campaign, members of the faculty and staff may support any charity they choose, including the more than 400 United Way agencies as well as any other established charity in the United States. Contributions are accepted throughout the year. Options include lump-sum contributions and payroll deductions. For information on how to contribute, call Evelyn Williams at 702-9600.