During the 2019 UToledo Cares campaign, hundreds of faculty, staff and retirees collectively pledged more than $114,000 in contributions to local nonprofit organizations.
The annual charitable campaign collects donations to United Way of Greater Toledo, Community Health Charities, EarthShare Ohio and Northwest Ohio Community Shares — which together represent more than 200 nonprofit organizations throughout the area.
“This year’s theme was Supporting Community, and we’re proud of our campus and retirees for generously donating to improve the lives of thousands in the Toledo area,” said Dan Barbee, chief executive officer at The University of Toledo Medical Center and 2019 campaign co-chair.
“These gifts and contributions will help to educate our children, sustain our region’s parks, advance important research and so much more,” said Dr. Willie McKether, UToledo vice president for diversity and inclusion, vice provost, and campaign co-chair.
Each person who made a donation to the annual charitable campaign, regardless of the amount, will receive an invitation to a complimentary breakfast buffet hosted by UToledo President Sharon L. Gaber; the event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Savage Arena Grogan Room.
Additionally, every donor will receive a UToledo scarf as a thank-you gift at the celebratory breakfast. If you made a donation but are unable to attend, watch for notification of how to receive your gift after the event.