United Way campaign tops $1.39M; U-M wins Spirit of Michigan


The U-M community raised more than $1.39 million in the 2013 United Way campaign to help children, families, senior citizens and others who need assistance.

Campaign co-chairs Martha E. Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and Doug Strong, CEO of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, and the U-M United Way team would like to thank the U-M community for its generosity and support of the campaign this year.

In related good news, the university has been awarded the 2014 Spirit of Michigan Award for large companies by the Michigan Association of United Ways. U-M officials accepted the award at a ceremony Tuesday in Lansing.

The award recognizes small, medium and large Michigan companies that demonstrate community engagement strategies in the area of health, income and education. Companies are selected for their leadership in improving Michigan communities and focusing on the common good through corporate and employee engagement. Past winners have included, Ford Motor Co., Consumers Energy and Dow Chemical Co.

U-M United Way campaign organizers offer special thanks to the more than 500 unit volunteers who participated in and 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, M-Healthy, University Musical Society, along with Blue Tractor of Ann Arbor.

While the campaign has ended the U-M United Way office is always prepared to accept pledges. To make a donation, phone 763-3109.


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