September 22, 2021

Purdue United Way Campaign kicks off

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Purdue's 2021 United Way campaign is now underway with the goal of raising $725,000 for local agencies. The campaign ends Nov. 17.

The campaign officially kicked off after this year’s campaign chair Steve Abel, associate provost for engagement, sent a campuswide email announcing the campaign. Linda Mason, dean of the Graduate School, is the vice chair.

“United Way agencies help individuals and families within our community with the challenges they face every single day,” Abel said. “Together, we can help make life a little easier for the people in our community. As Boilermakers, we know how important it is to come together as a community to help those around us.”

The Purdue United Way Campaign is partnering with Aramark to hold a dining campaign this year. Patrons will have the opportunity Sept. 16-29 to donate $1 to the campaign at all retail dining locations across campus. A campuswide silent online auction will be held Oct. 4-29, and Purdue Student Life will again turn its annual History of Horror event into a virtual tour, which will be held Oct. 28-30. Details on the virtual tour will come later.

Megan Eberly, director of Purdue United Way, says any activities held within individual units will follow Protect Purdue guidelines.

The ePledge online pledge system continues this year. Donors can make 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.

During the month of September, Boilermakers have the opportunity to help strengthen their community by volunteering in the United Way of Greater Lafayette’s Month of Service. Volunteer opportunities can be found here.

A link to donate and more information about the Purdue United Way Campaign can be found on the Purdue United Way website. Questions about the campaign can be directed to Eberly at


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