Feb. 15, 2007
Vol. 26 No. 10

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    University’s ‘Giving to Help’ United Way campaign allows employees to support charities from A to Z, across the globe

    By Sabrina L. Miller
    News Office

    With the goal of raising at least $275,000 for charitable organizations, the University has launched its annual “Giving to Help” Campaign for the United Way and Other Charities.

    University faculty and staff may support any charity they choose, including the more than 400 United Way agencies as well as any other established, non-profit charity.

    A letter sent in November to 8,000 faculty and staff from Hank Webber, Vice-President for Community and Government Affairs, encourages faculty and staff to contribute to the campaign in order to make a difference in communities.

    “Whether you are interested in involving yourself in children’s health care issues, violence prevention activities, or advancing educational opportunities for children and youth, there is an organization that can use your help,” Webber said in the letter.

    Giving is made easier and more affordable through automatic payroll deductions, Webber said, with options of donating a gift in one lump sum or spreading it over the course of the year.

    Last year’s campaign raised $250,000, and already pledges have been made for at least $225,000, said Duel Richardson, Director of Neighborhood Relations and Education for Community Affairs. Through area agencies, support is provided to at least 400 individual agencies ranging from drug rehabilitation counseling and housing shelters to cultural and educational institutions.

    Additionally, participants in the “Giving to Help” campaign are automatically entered into a raffle and eligible to receive the following prizes:

    • Dinner for two at Trattoria Caterina restaurant
    • $200 gift certificate for estate planning from Jay Goldenberg
    • Six gift certificates for brunch at C’est Si Bon restaurant
    • Two roundtrip airline tickets
    • $50 Target gift card
    • $50 LaPetite Folie restaurant gift certificate
    • Dinner for two at Pizza Capri
    • Two $50 transportation vouchers from the University’s Department of Transportation
    • $25 Land’s End gift card
    • One additional vacation day
    • Dinner for two at the Quadrangle Club

    For more information please visit http://www.combinedcharities.com/uofc.html.