University raises more than $1.34 million in 2014 United Way campaign


The University of Michigan’s 2014 United Way employee giving campaign, one of the largest among all Big Ten universities, raised more than $1.34 million to support life-saving programs and services throughout the region.

These contributions will be combined with other workplace giving efforts in the county.

The United Way of Washtenaw County community investment funds are combined with appropriations from the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, the Community Foundation of Ann Arbor, and others. The coordinated funding effort is directed toward meeting the most pressing health and human service needs in our local communities.

There are five funding areas: early childhood intervention, school-aged youth, health and nutrition, housing and homelessness, and seniors.

Campaign co-chairs Martha E. Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and T. Anthony Denton, acting chief executive officer and chief operating officer of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, would like to thank the U-M community for its generosity and support of the campaign.

The U-M United Way campaign organizers offer special thanks to the more than 500 unit volunteers who gave their enthusiastic support to the campaign, which ended Dec. 31.

In recognition of particularly successful efforts, the Office of the Provost will award the Office of Budget and Planning and the School of Information plaques honoring their contributions as the two highest pledging units.

Several U-M units donated prizes during the campaign, including Athletics, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, MHealthy, and the University Musical Society. The list of prizewinners is on the U-M United Way website.

While the formal campaign has ended, a countywide radiothon fundraiser, the Fourth Annual United Way Day of Giving, will take place Feb. 27 on area radio stations. More information is available at the U-M United Way website.

The U-M United Way office is always prepared to accept pledges. To make a donation, call 734-763-3109.


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