United Way advocates available for presentations

August 19, 2014  

Groups at Purdue are encouraged to request a presentation from one of the University's United Way advocates to learn more about this year's United Way of Greater Lafayette Campaign.

Purdue's advocates are John Sullivan, professor of aeronautics and astronautics and director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, and Carla Zoltowski, co-director of Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS).

Beginning Sept. 11, those interested can request a presentation from Sullivan or Zoltowski using this online form. The advocates are available to give presentations as their schedules permit.

The theme of this year's United Way of Greater Lafayette Campaign is education, and the Purdue United Way Campaign's theme is "Success Starts Here: Live United." United Way is a bridge that helps tackle the challenges of early childhood education -- including poverty, health, food and safety -- that leave children behind, according to Leah Jamieson, chair of the 2014 Purdue United Way Campaign and the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering.

The Purdue United Way Campaign kicks off on Sept. 11 and lasts until Nov. 19. The Purdue campaign's goal is $755,000, which is 15 percent of the United Way of Greater Lafayette's goal of $5 million.

The advocates' presentations describe and give examples of the local efforts of the 23 United Way participating organizations and other affiliated programs. During the presentations, the advocates also will answer questions about United Way and the ongoing campaign.

To learn more about the upcoming campaign, view this video

Writer: Amanda Hamon Kunz, 49-61325, ahamon@purdue.edu

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