Why give? Because it can make a difference
Why contribute to "Giving to Help," the University's Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities? The reasons are as varied as the contributors.
Rudolph Nimocks, Executive Director of University Police, said, "I've given to the United Way for many years because it is one of the most effective organizations of its kind in the country. It has a proven track record that has stood the test of time."
"I give because I can, and because I enjoy helping others," said Grace Morgan, secretary to the Middle School principal of the Laboratory Schools. "I give my time and my support where it is needed and when I see others in need."
Theodore Steck, Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, earmarks his gift for a specific charity. "For several years, I have been pleased to use the University's charity campaign as an opportunity to give a special donation to a small organization that promotes family planning in developing nations," Steck said.
Robert Hamada, Dean of the Graduate School of Business, gives to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. "I have great affection for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, which helps neighborhood citizens of all ages: infants, Head Start students, school-age children, adults and senior adults of all races, cultures and backgrounds."
Why give to the University's Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities? Because it makes a difference to those who need help, through contributions to individual charities and through contributions to the United Way.
The United Way addresses a broad spectrum of community needs by funding programs and services that cover today's most critical health and human care issues, including AIDS, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, gangs and juvenile delinquency, homelessness and hunger, illiteracy, substance abuse, and teenage pregnancy and parenting.
To contribute to the Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities, simply fill out and return either the yellow card (for the charity of your choice) or the blue card (for the United Way) included in the campaign information sent to all employees. Gifts may be made to the United Way or to a specific charity of the giver's choice. Options for giving include payroll deduction and making a cash contribution.
Pledge cards will be included in a drawing for staff and faculty who make a commitment to the Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities. The grand-prize winner will receive two round-trip coach tickets on United Airlines for any destination (limited to $1,000 total), donated by United Airlines in cooperation with Arrington Travel Center. Other prizes include two tickets to a Chicago Bulls game in February.
Employees who need a pledge card should call Human Resources at 702-9600.