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Current Issue: October 14, 2002
Volume 38, Number 7

United Way campaign underway

The 2002 United Way pledge cards are in the mail to UNM faculty and staff.

Employees who return their completed pledge cards by Oct. 17 become eligible to win a range of prizes from free Lobo basketball tickets to rebates from UNM Parking Services. Completed pledge forms should be returned directly to the Controller’s office in rm. 251, Scholes Hall.

This year for the first time, UNM employees who contribute to the campaign may designate their contribution to any non-profit, 501-c-3 organization of their choosing including, for example, the UNM Foundation, Inc.

Any 501-C-3, not-for-profit, human service program in the four-county area served by the United Way of Central New Mexico—Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties—may submit a program funding proposal for United
Way funding.

All of the money contributed, 100 percent of it, goes directly toward helping the most vulnerable residents of the four counties.

“Autumn is normally the time of year when the University, in conjunction with the United Way of Central New Mexico, conducts our annual employee giving campaign. During this time we ask faculty and staff to assist those most vulnerable by making a voluntary contribution to the United Way of Central New Mexico’s Community Fund,” said Patrick Vigil, manager of UNM Employee Relations and UNM’s loaned executive to United Way.

UNM has historically been a major partner with United Way of Central New Mexico. Each year, United Way of Central New Mexico raises the largest amount of money for human services in the state. UWCNM has set a goal of collecting $11.5 million, the largest goal ever set by the 68-year-old local organization.

Each person who receives a UNM paycheck should have received an envelope with his or her name on it containing the United Way materials. Employees who have not yet received the envelope should contact UNM United Way fund drive chair, Howard Smith, dean of the Anderson Schools of Management.

For information, call Smith at 277-6148; Vice Chair Joanne Bachmann of KNME-TV at 277-8666; or Tori Hobbs, United Way Campaign Director at 247-3671 or check out the United Way website at http://www.uwcnm.org/.