Time Running Out to Unite for United Way Participation, Whether Donating or Not

Friday, October 21, 2022

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For the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Purdue United Way Campaign is first and foremost about participation – whether by giving or simply returning the pledge form without contributing.  PVM United Way Campaign Division Lead Angela Pickett, executive assistant to the dean, emphasizes that staff and faculty can respond to the campaign in one of three ways:  give a one-time donation, a recurring payroll deduction, or choose “I don’t wish to give.”  Those who would like to contribute through the campaign but want their gifts to go outside of Tippecanoe County may designate the United Way agency in their own community. 

Every submitted pledge, whether it includes a gift or not, counts toward the college’s participation rate.  Those who choose to donate also will help the college reach its goal of raising $18,080 as its share of the Purdue campaign goal.  Already, the college has reached more than 82% of its goal, with $14,914 raised as of yesterday, Thursday, October 20.

Responding to the campaign appeal, whether by making a gift or indicating that you do not wish to give, is easy through the Purdue United Way Campaign link at https://uwlafayette.org/purdue-united-way/ (note that logging on requires Purdue’s Two-Factor Authentication).  When you reach the site, just click on either “Give Now” or “I Don’t Wish to Give.”

“Thank you to those who have already responded,” said Angela.  “If you have questions, please contact me or Jamie Richards, PVM United Way Campaign vice chair. 

(From left) Jim Smith, 2022 campaign chair for United Way of Greater Lafayette with Purdue United Way Campaign Chair Linda Mason and Vice Chair Beth McNeil (Purdue University photo/Lena Kovalenko)

This week marks the point on the 2022 Purdue United Way Campaign timeline that is just past halfway.  The University’s goal is $725,000. As of October 20, the campaign had raised over $387,700, which is more than 53% of the goal.  Campaign leaders hope to reach this year’s goal by November 16 when the campaign ends.

Besides giving through the Purdue United Way website, another fun way to participate is by placing bids in the campus-wide silent online auction.  Bidding is currently underway and ends Oct. 28.

This year’s Purdue University United Way Campaign leaders are Campaign Chair Linda Mason, dean of the Graduate School, and Vice-Chair Beth McNeil, dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies.

A link to donate and to find out more information about the United Way Campaign can be found on the Purdue United Way website.

“The Purdue Community is a global community. United Way is similar,” explained Dean Mason.  “It is a large, diverse organization, helping the Purdue Community through their amazing local partners. Your generosity is critical for continuing the tremendous impact of United Way at Purdue. Thank you in advance for considering United Way as an organization you support this year.”

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

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