United Way kick off in October

Author: Carol Bradley

United Way ND

In past years, the generosity of the faculty and staff has made Notre Dame the largest workforce contributor in St. Joseph County, helping improve education, health and financial stability of individuals and families in our community.

This year, the United Way changes emphasis, focusing on the epidemic of poverty in our community.

Poverty hurts everyone in the community—and the future of our community—through increased infant mortality, poor health, crime and wasted human potential.

With every dollar you give, a life can be changed. And this year, all new gifts or increases on gifts of $100 or more will be matched, doubling the impact of your contribution.

Your contributions also assist the Notre Dame family—5 percent of your total donation goes to the Notre Dame Employee Compassion Fund to help members of the campus community with emergency needs.

Pledge online at unitedway.nd.edu. Contributions may be made by payroll deduction from each paycheck, or you can make a single donation to be deducted from your first paycheck in January 2015. One-time donations by check are also welcome. All contributions are tax-deductible. Payroll deduction pledges must be completed by Friday, Dec. 12 to allow time for processing to begin your deduction in January 2015.

Return paper pledge cards or donations by check through campus mail to the Notre Dame United Way Campaign, 405 Main Building.

For more information on the Notre Dame campaign, visit unitedway.nd.edu. For more information on the United Way of St. Joseph County, visit uwsjc.org or call 574-232-8201.


The United Way’s focus:

  • Basic needs—providing a safety net of food and shelter
  • Education—preparing children to succeed in school and graduate
  • Income—moving families into financial stability through financial management tools and job skills
  • Health—increasing wellness by reducing violence, especially domestic violence and child abuse