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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - October 2021

By Mary Jane Chew

Purdue United Way nearly half-way to goal

Purdue United Way has raised over $350,000 toward its campaign goal, with just over three weeks left.  Organizers say the campaign is currently at 48% of the overall $725,000 goal.  Purdue campaign chair, Steve Abel, associate provost for Engagement, encourages all faculty and staff to carefully consider giving to this important cause.  

“We have a generous campus community,” said Abel. “I know we will come through in support of the impactful programs and many agencies in our community that are funded by United Way each year. 

The campus campaign is holding a silent auction through 5:00 p.m., October 29.  Those who would like to view the auction items and possibly participate can do so here.

Both Abel and Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, offer special thanks to the United Way ambassadors that help to spread the word about the campaign throughout the University. 

“The hard work and dedication of our United Way ambassadors is greatly appreciated,” said Akridge. “Creating awareness about the campaign and its impact on our community is an important role and essential to the success of the campaign”

The campaign is scheduled to wrap up on November 17.  To learn more about United Way or to make a pledge, visit the (secure) Purdue United Way web site.