All faculty and staff are reminded this is the last week to contribute to the annual University of Toledo Charitable Campaign, formerly known as the United Way Campaign. The deadline to pledge your gift is by end of day Friday, Dec. 14.
“To meet our goal of $125,000, we still need many more individuals across our campus community to make a pledge today,” urged Dr. Willie McKether, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and chair of UT’s 2018 Charitable Campaign.
“There are more than 200 local nonprofit organizations that you can choose to support with your donation, and so you readily will be able to find causes that align with your passion when you review the list of charities supported by this crucial community campaign,” McKether said.
Represented by four federations — Community Health Charities of Ohio, Northwest Ohio Community Shares, EarthShare Ohio and United Way of Greater Toledo — the complete list of charities is available for your review at the campaign website.
Donors also may choose from several payment options, including cash, credit card, invoice and payroll deduction, delaying payment until early next year and spreading payments out across multiple paychecks, if preferred.
“We understand everyone has certain financial obligations, and these options help to ensure it’s easy for everyone to give whatever amount their own household can afford,” McKether said.
This year’s campaign theme is “Unity for Community” because by uniting and combining all of our gifts, we collectively can make a huge difference in the lives of others living right here in our community, he said.
If you have not yet contributed to the 2018 UT Charitable Campaign, see your email. You will receive a message from McKether each day this week as a reminder to give by Dec. 14. Simply click on the link in the email to access your personal ePledge form. Be sure to indicate which charity (or several) you would like to support with your donation.
Each faculty, staff member and retiree who makes a donation by the end of Dec. 14, regardless of the amount, will receive a complimentary gift from the University plus an invitation to a donor breakfast buffet in January hosted by President Sharon L. Gaber.
Featured at the breakfast will be many drawings for prizes, including gift cards, area restaurant vouchers and UT-branded merchandise.