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Current Issue: September 22, 2003
Volume 39, Number 5

United Way campaign begins at UNM Sept. 15

By Patrick Vigil
Senior Program Manager, United Way/Outreach Programs

UNM’s 2003 United Way campaign will run Sept. 15 through Nov. 15. Faculty and staff will receive annual pledge forms either through the mail or at on-site pledge meetings held at work areas.

When developing UNM’s Strategic Plan, many faculty, staff and community members identified the need for the university to become more involved in community service. A key objective of the Public Responsibility goal is to “Promote service mindedness among all university constituents.”

In support of that objective, the university will increase its participation in key community events, and all faculty and staff are invited to join in the effort.

One way to become more involved is to participate in UNM’s annual United Way campaign. Each year, United Way of Central New Mexico raises the largest amount of money for human services in the state. UNM has historically been a major partner in that effort. Last year, UNM raised $192,464 on behalf of the United Way. This year we have set a goal of $221,000. Giving generously to the United Way is the best way to help our friends, neighbors, family and community members who find themselves in times of unexpected need.

The United Way of Central New Mexico works on behalf of Bernalillo, Torrance, Sandoval, and Valencia counties to provide assistance in three key areas: Helping children and families succeed; promoting health and wellness; and increasing self sufficiency. Donations to the United Way’s Community Fund go to support program initiatives that meet one or more of these focus areas.

Donations to the Community Fund are backed by a 100% guarantee. Anyone who makes a donation to the Community Fund may receive a complete refund if they are dissatisfied with the United Way or a program funded by the Community Fund.