The University community has already pledged $85,000 to the annual Community Charitable Campaign, with more activities planned as it enters its third week.
A bake sale featuring autumn treats is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Skyview Food Court on Health Science Campus, and the online auction program, UTBay, is in full operation. Items are added weekly to the auction, which can be viewed at www.utbay.org. New selections include UT outerwear, artwork and more.
The prize patrol found its first winners last week, with Robert Hogle and Dave Horvath, both in Information Technology, receiving gift items simply for adding their pledges to the campaign. Two winners — one from Health Science Campus and one from Main Campus — will be selected each week.
UT’s goal is to pledge $250,000 or more by the conclusion of the campaign Nov. 20. Donations may be made via e-mail or pledge cards, which are available throughout campuses. Credit cards, cash, checks and payroll deduction will be accepted.
Check the University’s donation progress at UTC3 thermometers located at the Glendale and Arlington avenues entrances on Health Science Campus or in the Student Union on Main Campus.
UTC3 evolved as a means to diversify the available philanthropic choices. Through this campaign, donors may contribute to a variety of causes, including those related to health, animals, legal aid, environment, poverty and children. The United Way is one of four organizations, including Northwest Ohio Community Shares, Community Health Charities of Ohio and Earth Share of Ohio, that accepts pledges and can distribute them to specific organizations, depending on the donor’s preference.