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November 12, 2013

Purdue United Way Campaign needs pledges soon to make goal

Purdue's 2013 United Way campaign is looking for a rush in participation to help it reach its goal of $750,000. Purdue campaign leaders hope to reach this year's goal by Wednesday (Nov. 13), but donations toward the 2013 campaign will be accepted through Nov. 18.

The campaign still needs $40,000 to reach its goal by the celebration event on Nov. 20.

Faculty and staff may contribute to Purdue's campaign by indicating an amount on a pledge card and choosing among several methods -- payroll deduction, one-time direct donation, or quarterly, monthly or one-time billing. Faculty and staff in need of a pledge card may pick one up at Dauch Alumni Center or print one at www.purdue.edu/unitedway/pledgeforms.html.

Donations also may be made via credit card or PayPal by visiting www.uwlafayette.org/givenow-purdue.html.

Employees may designate that their donation go toward one or more of the 23 agencies helped by the United Way of Greater Lafayette or to one of the community initiatives of the United Way. More details about United Way may be found at www.purdue.edu/unitedway/documents/uwbrochure.pdf.

Returned pledge cards are kept confidential, and team captains do not know the amount indicated. Cards should be returned to the team captain by Wednesday or sent via campus mail to United Way/Dauch Alumni Center by Nov. 18 to be counted toward the 2013 campaign goal.

For more information on the campaign, contact Anne Parks, Purdue United Way director, at awashbur@purdue.edu.