Dear Auburn Colleague:
What do the words "Live United" mean to you? During the months of October and November, those words should bring to mind the impact that your contribution can make as part of the Auburn University United Way campaign.
As honorary chairman, I would like to encourage you to join me in supporting the program and complete your pledge card. By pledging your support through Auburn University, you will be demonstrating to our community that the Auburn University family is committed to assisting in the local needs of our neighbors. The broader our participation, the larger will be our impact across our region.
Every year, we set a specific target to assist the local community through our United Way fundraising drive. The 2012 goal of $140,000 will impact many local residents and support area non-profit agencies throughout the year. With these funds, the United Way will be able to touch 43,000 lives in Lee County with emphasis in five areas: community impact, education, health, strengthening families and critical needs. You can choose to allocate your gift to one of those worthy areas or elect for the United Way to distribute to the areas with greatest need.
I encourage you to learn more about the campaign, the local charitable organizations that benefit from our contibutions and the importance to our community.
The Campus Division of the United Way of Lee County is joining forces with other division teams throughout the county to ensure that the agencies supported by United Way have the necessary resources to reach out to those in need in our community. The campus goal this year is $140,000! Your participation is important, and no gift is too small! Please consider being a part of the Auburn team and make a contribution today! Campus division coordinators have been designated to distribute pledge cards. If you do not receive a card and would like to contribute please call the United Way office at 745-5540.
Learn how you win when contributing: This year, AU is encouraging friendly competition among colleges, schools and other divisions within the University to foster a spirit of giving and bring the theme of teamwork to the local level! You can help by participating with your colleagues to "take home the trophy" and have a chance to win prizes every two weeks, when participation rates will be tallied. All employees within units with the highest giving rates will be eligible for prize drawings to be held on the following dates:
Oct. 3 Winner
Oct. 17 Winner
Oct. 31 Winner
Nov. 14 Winner
Dr. Carl Pinkert
Nov. 28 Winner
Prizes include beautiful framed prints with Auburn themes; photographic journals of Auburn University - Echoes Strong and Clear; sports memorabilia; and the GRAND PRIZE - A one night stay at AU Hotel and Dixon Conference Center and Sunday Brunch for two.
Learn More About the United Way: www.unitedwayofleecounty.com
Making a Difference! Click below to watch concrete examples of how your contribution can help.
This is how we're "United for a Cause"
Last Updated: Dec. 5, 2012