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Annual United Way campaign kicks off at USI

October 15, 2012 |
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USI employees Shannon Hoehn, Sheree Seib, and Marie Schiff are United Way volunteers.
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Like the University of Southern Indiana, United Way of Southwestern Indiana has a proud history and strong traditions. The organization has served families in Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Spencer counties for the past 90 years and continues to make our community a better place to live and work. When you give to United Way, you help families in crisis, provide health care to seniors and disabled adults, and give children a preschool education they would not experience otherwise.  Your gift can help feed the hungry, fight domestic violence, and mentor young adults.  Visit www.unitedwayswi.org for more information about United Way of Southwestern Indiana and its 33 partner agencies. 

Last year, United Way of Southwestern Indiana helped more than 83,000 people in need in the Tri-state area. Two-hundred thirty-six USI employees contributed to that success by donating more than $29,000 during the 2011 campaign.

USI’s 2012 United Way campaign is now underway and will run through October 25. The Steering Committee, made up of USI employees committed to furthering the United Way’s mission, will lead the charge to meet an aggressive goal of raising $40,000 to benefit deserving community members. Thanks to a new United Way Matching Gift Program, your gift this year could double in impact.  Details at http://www.usi.edu/unitedway/matching-gifts-incentives.

“The mission of United Way is ‘to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities,’” said President Linda L. M. Bennett. “The 2012 campaign offers an opportunity to increase the impact of our gifts through a United Way matching fund program. I hope the USI community will take full advantage of the matching gift to enhance its ability to improve lives in our community.”

Learn how the United Way has made an impact on Leslie Parker, director of Publishing Services, and Dr. Jeff Seyler, chair of the Chemistry Department.

Employees may contribute through payroll deduction or by pledging a one-time cash gift. Go to http://www.usi.edu/unitedway/campaign-information for information about designating your gift, including fair share giving and Keel Club options.

All donors will be invited to attend a “Thanks for Giving” lunch hosted by President Bennett on Tuesday, November 13 in Carter Hall, and are eligible to win prizes. There are special incentives for Fair Share and Keel Club donors. See a full list of prizes at http://www.usi.edu/unitedway/matching-gifts-incentives.

For more information or if you have questions about the campaign, contact Jamie Schaefer in Human Resources at jischaefer@usi.edu or 812/464-1770.

 

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