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Discover How University Employees Can Make a Difference By Supporting the Annual United Way Campaign (With Video)
The United Way employee giving campaign is back on campus, with this year’s campaign running through December 16.
Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the United Way of Central New York funds efforts in our community via 70 specially funded programs and projects by 28 nonprofit partners.
The University’s employee campaign giving initiative helps support the vast impact United Way has in the community while making their work possible.
In case you need inspiration for why your gift matters, check out this video, featuring the co-chairs of the University’s employee giving campaign—Marcelle Haddix, associate provost for strategic initiatives, and two previous co-chairs: Ryan Williams, vice president of enrollment services, and Michael Frasciello, dean of the College of Professional Studies—discussing the importance of employees contributing to the United Way.
The co-chairs are joined by men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim ’66, G’73, women’s basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack ’89, and Cristina Hatem, director, strategic marketing and communications for Syracuse University Libraries, in encouraging employee giving.
“I believe the most important thing we can do is help our community,” Boeheim says. “By giving back to our community, which really gives us so much up here at the University, your contribution is going to help someone.”
University employees are encouraged to consider making a voluntary pledge through MySlice. Options are available for either a one-time donation or a regular donation through payroll deduction each pay period. University retirees are also invited to participate as many enjoy the longstanding tradition and generous spirit of this annual event. For those who prefer, a paper pledge card may be obtained by contacting our campaign coordinator, Jake Losowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.4137.
“The United Way is really the hub of the non-profit community in Central New York. It is the center for which all of the other services fan out. Funneling your dollars and your donation through the United Way ensures that it is getting to all of the organizations and all of the people that need those services,” says Hatem.
Every dollar raised remains in Central New York to help the United Way address various community needs. Please consider uniting with your fellow Orange to give hope to those with the greatest need in our community.
No gift is too small and every dollar helps change lives.
“I am challenging this great village that we love, Syracuse, to give what you can. … Whatever it is that’s in your heart and soul to want to give, be a part of the village. Get in the game,” Legette-Jack says.