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Make pledge to UT Charitable Campaign by Dec. 14

All faculty, staff and retirees are encouraged to make a pledge to the annual UT Charitable Campaign by Friday, Dec. 14.

Formerly called the United Way campaign, UT’s collective support helps to fund more than 200 charities represented by four federations — United Way of Greater Toledo, EarthShare Ohio, Northwest Ohio Community Shares and Community Health Charities.

“As we approach the holiday season, I’d like to stress how critical this campaign is in meeting the growing needs of our local community,” said Dr. Willie McKether, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and chairman of the 2018 UT Charitable Campaign.

“By showing ‘Unity for Community,’ the campaign provides each of us with a convenient way to support others who desperately need our help.”

To make your pledge, check your email for weekly messages from McKether that contain a link to your personalized ePledge form. After you submit your completed form, you no longer will receive additional emails requesting your support.

All UT Charitable Campaign gifts are tax-deductible, and a variety of payment options are available, including payroll deduction, which does not begin until early 2019.

Every faculty, staff and retiree who submits an ePledge form by Dec. 14 will receive a complimentary gift, as well as an invitation to a January breakfast buffet hosted by President Sharon L. Gaber, noted McKether. And gifts of any size are appreciated, he added.

For more details, including a list of nonprofit agencies your pledge can support, visit the UT Charitable Campaign website.

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