United Way letters to retirees, Vanguards to be mailed

July 30, 2015  

Next week, Purdue's retirees and Vanguard donors will receive mailed pledge packets at their home addresses as part of pacesetter efforts for this year's United Way of Greater Lafayette Campaign.

Vanguard donors are those who have previously donated $1,000 or more per household per year to United Way. Vanguards' donations ensure that 100 percent of all other donations directly benefit the 22 United Way participating organizations and other United Way programs, which serve children, adults and families in Tippecanoe and many surrounding counties.

Julie Griffith, chair of Purdue's 2015 United Way campaign and vice president for public affairs, says, "I'm truly excited to have the opportunity to chair this year's United Way campaign. United Way of Greater Lafayette is the second-largest in the state of Indiana and Purdue's contribution to that effort is immense. We are grateful for every contribution no matter the size. This year's campaign will focus on the serious issues facing our community, many of which impact those in our Purdue family -- and every dollar that is contributed stays here."

The Purdue United Way Campaign's theme this year is "Windows of Opportunity." Purdue's campaign will kick off on Sept. 10 and will last until Nov. 10. The Purdue campaign's goal is $760,000, which is 15 percent of the United Way of Greater Lafayette's anticipated goal of $5 million. Pam Horne, vice provost for enrollment management, is the vice chair.

Purdue University is the largest donor and is a proud supporter of the United Way of Greater Lafayette.

For more information about the Purdue United Way Campaign, contact Becky Hershey, Purdue United Way director, at 49-49240 or bhershey@purdue.edu

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