TO:               Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

FROM:           President Mitch Daniels and Purdue United Way Chair Julie Griffith

DATE:            September 9, 2015

RE:                Campus-Wide Casual Days for United Way

Given the success of last year, we would like to again announce a special incentive to our Purdue United Way Campaign this year.

We will have campus-wide “Casual Days for United Way” to help raise money for the community’s United Way organizations. Staff who donate $5 each of the weeks of the United Way campaign may dress casually on ten special days between the launch of the campaign on September 10 and the campaign close on November 19.  We hope people who may not have participated in the United Way campaign in the past will take this opportunity to donate to United Way and also enjoy the opportunity to “dress casual for a cause”!

                        The Casual Days for United Way will be the following:
                        September 10 (United Way Kick Off)
                        September 18, 25 (Fridays)
                        October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fridays)
                        November 6, 13 (Fridays)

Staff (and faculty who wish to show their support, no matter how casually they dress every day) earn the “Casual Day for United Way” sticker by donating at least $5 each week to United Way, separately from – and, we hope, in addition to – their annual contribution. Each department’s United Way representative will handle the process of collecting these donations and issuing the sticker. The sticker can be worn with casual attire on all 10 casual days during the campaign[1].

As always, our more than 3,000 Purdue United Way donors should use their personalized pledge cards to give their annual gift.  Pledge cards should be turned in with the return envelope provided and are, as always, completely confidential.

Thank you for supporting our community!




[1] As always staff should be advised to dress appropriately – for example, if they have a professional meeting with a client or outside stakeholder – on these days. Clothing should always be neat, without holes and appropriate to represent the University in a professional manner.