Donations to annual charity campaign top $255,000
More than a quarter of a million dollars have been donated to charity through Giving to Help, the University's Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities. This year's contributions totaled $255,927.
"We are very pleased with the continued high level of faculty and staff members' participation in the campaign," said Henry Webber, Associate Vice President for Administration and campaign coordinator. "The University community continues to show their willingness to better the lives of others."
A total of $137,216 was contributed to the United Way/Crusade of Mercy, and $118,711 was designated for other charities. Of 749 participants, 71 individuals contributed $1,000 or more.
A raffle was held Jan. 22 for employees who contributed to campaign by that date. This year's top raffle prize, two round-trip tickets on United Airlines, donated by Arrington Travel Center, went to William Desmond, Real Estate Manager and Assistant to the Vice President for Investments. Prizes were also awarded to 51 other University employees.
Through Giving to Help, 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 Karen Rosselli at (708) 877-1726 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.