United Way campaign extended to Oct. 10; winner of autographed football announced


TerriRunyon_UnitedWayFootballWinnerMarshall’s annual United Way drive has been extended to this Friday, Oct. 10, according to Megan Archer from the College of Health Professions, who is the chair of this year’s drive.

“It’s not too late to give back!” Archer said. “University wide, we’ve received a little over 30 pledges (15% of our goal), and with this in mind, we wanted to give you more time to participate in the 2014 United Way university campaign. Collectively, Marshall employees have made a huge impact in the community and I’d like to encourage you to continue that wonderful trend.”

Terri Runyon from the Registrar’s Office was the winner of last week’s drawing for a football autographed by Doc Holliday and Rakeem Cato.

Donors may use an online site to make pledges, which is new this year, Archer said. The Marshall e-mail address is the User ID and the password is GOHERD. There, users may select from among payroll deduction, credit card, e-check, a request to be billed at home or a commitment to a donation via cash or check. All data is secured and safe.

Donors who prefer to use a paper pledge may print out the PDF form located on the United Way River Cities site. The completed pledge form should be sent via campus mail to Megan Archer in Prichard Hall 317 or turned in at the Marshall University Recreation Center front desk to receive a free week pass.

“Marshall University is committed to increase the number of employee donors by 200% from last year’s participation level,” Archer said. “Thank you for helping make this happen!”

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Photo: Terri Runyon poses with the football she won in the United Way drawing Oct. 1. She said she plans to give the football as a Christmas gift to her son, who happens to be a huge Marshall University Thundering Herd fan.