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United Way 2015 campaign - Live United
On behalf of Dean Jonathan Koppell and our fantastic College United Way Unit Team Leaders, I am pleased to announce our participation in the 2015 ASU United Way campaign - Live United. United Way has served the needs of individuals and families in Maricopa County since 1925. Together with volunteers, partners, donors and business supporters United Way is building caring communities where each person has the opportunity to achieve the aspirations of United Way’s core objectives: Ensure children and youth succeed; End Hunger and homelessness; and Increase the financial stability of families and individuals.
The 2014 College Campaign was very successful. As a college, 56% of our eligible employees participated in the campaign – our highest percentage yet. Seven of our college units achieved 100% participation: Bob Ramsey Executive Education; Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security; Dean’s Office; Marketing & Communications; Lodestar Center; Morrison Institute; and Nina Scholars. Other units just missed out on the 100% participation goal. ASU reached its financial goal last year of $700,000 and the same goal has been targeted for 2015.
We actively request and encourage each and every one of you to go to the ASU United Way link: http://unitedway.asu.edu/index and complete the appropriate request. You can go online and indicate your choice of pledging, contributing a specific gift amount or simply checking “no thanks.” Another option is to print out the actual pledge form and submit your contribution via the paper form. Choosing any of these options contributes to our goal of 100% participation for the college.
Each of our college units has a campaign assigned leader. If you have any questions about participating, don’t hesitate to contact your unit leader.
In addition to the traditional campaign, many of our units also sponsor special events and activities in support of raising awareness and funds. Last year, one of the highlights was the “Dunk the Dean” event held during Homecoming week on the Taylor Mall. Our very own Dean Jonathan Koppell personally challenged all of the downtown campus Deans to take their turn on the Dunk Tank. Dean Koppell was first up and courageously set the stage for several College faculty members who also got “wet.” This special event raised funds and fun during Homecoming week.
The scheduled October 24 College Day of Service is another way we raise awareness and participation. Ending homelessness and hunger are two of the stated United Way objectives. Please join us again this year as our army of students, faculty and staff volunteers provide needed service at the County Human Service Campus Shelter facility and community garden and the St. Vincent de Paul Watkin’s Community Garden
Watch for these and other events and activities on our publicity and promotional outlets.
I am honored to serve as the chair for this year’s college campaign. Thank you for your sincere interest and participation.
Professor of Practice and Honors Faculty
Office of the Dean - Director of Community Relations