October 30, 2019

Purdue United Way Campaign needs more pledges to make goal

Purdue’s 2019 United Way campaign needs more support to help reach its goal of $800,000. As of Tuesday (Oct. 29), the campaign was just over the halfway mark at $483,538.

With just over three weeks left in the campaign, Megan Eberly, director of Purdue United Way, would like to encourage Purdue employees who have not yet pledged toward the campaign to do so before the campaign ends on Nov. 20. Pledges are not automatically renewed from year to year, so employees need to log on to the Purdue United Way website to renew their pledge for this year. 

Eberly said employees have reported receiving a “bad request” error message when they try to make a donation via the ePledge system. Eberly said if an employee receives that message, they should have access after logging out and back in again. For any persistent technical problems accessing ePledge, contact Jane Dieterle at United Way of Greater Lafayette at jdieterle@uw.lafayette.in.us or 765-742-9077, ext. 229.

Through ePledge, donors can donate an unrestricted gift to the United Way of Greater Lafayette or can choose a specific UWGL agency for their donations. Gifts can be made through payroll deduction or as a one-time donation. For credit card transactions, the United Way of Greater Lafayette contracts with CyberSource, a trusted name in e-commerce meeting industry security standards.

This year’s overall campaign theme is “Building on Our Legacy.” This year, posters from previous campaigns over the last 25 years will be for sale for $5 while supplies last. To purchase a poster, contact Eberly at meberly@purdue.edu or 765-494-9240.

David Reingold, the Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, is this year’s campaign chair. Gary Bertoline, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, is the vice chair.

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