A time to give: Annual campaign to begin
Watch your mailbox for information about the University's annual Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities. This year the University hopes to raise $275,000 for charitable organizations. Last year's campaign raised a record-breaking $262,168.
Through the University's United Way and Other Charities Campaign, members of the faculty and staff may support any established charity in the United States. Over 160 independent organizations, including various programs within the University, benefited from last year's campaign.
The Chicago United Way/Crusade of Mercy is an independent organization governed by local volunteers. More than 90 percent of the organization's funds go directly to people in need in the Chicago area. Through area agencies, support is provided to the poor, the homeless and the ill, as well as to day-care programs, alcohol- and drug-abuse counseling and many other services.
Campaign details will be mailed to all University employees in early November. Donations can be made through a cash contribution or by payroll deduction. Staff and faculty members who contribute through the University's campaign are eligible to win any of the prizes donated by the University and local businesses, including a grand prize of two round-trip tickets donated by Kiwi International Airlines.