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Dear Auburn Colleague:

Here, on the Plains, we're accustomed to going ALL IN for our teams and our university. It's tradition. It's part of our culture. It's who we are. Now, as honorary chairman of the Auburn University United Way campaign, I'm asking you to join me in going ALL IN on behalf of our community.

During the months of October and November, Auburn University faculty, staff, and students will be participating in our annual United Way campaign. As you probably know, the United Way of Lee County has made it their mission to find solutions to some of our community's most critical challenges. To accomplish this, it takes a village — in particular; it takes the support of a host of service agencies, businesses, foundations, governments and organizations like Auburn University.

Each year, we set a target for the specific amount of assistance we would like to provide our neighbors through the United Way fundraising drive. The 2014 goal of $140,000 will impact many local residents and support area non-profit agencies throughout the year. With our help, the United Way will be able to touch over 43,000 lives in Lee County in five broad impact 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.

When you have a moment, I encourage you visit Auburn University's United Way site to learn more about the campaign, the impact of your contributions and their importance to our community. As you consider your contribution, I also encourage you to remember these words from George Petrie, found in the Auburn Creed, "I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all."

Thank you, in advance, for helping demonstrate that the Auburn University family is ALL IN on behalf of our community and our neighbors.


Lieutenant General Ronald L. Burgess, Jr. (US Army, Retired)
Senior Counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs and Military Affairs


Oct. 9 Winner
Ted McVay


Oct. 23 Winner
Katie Mayo

Virginia Dickey

Nov. 6 Winner
Virginia Dickey

Helen Gill

Nov. 20 Winner
Helen Gill

Learn More About the United Way: www.unitedwayofleecounty.com

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Last Updated: Dec. 2, 2014

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