United Way campaign underway; deadline is next week

Marshall University has a proud history of supporting United Way of the River Cities and the many important causes it represents, said Interim President Gary White Monday in an e-mailed announcement of this year’s campaign.

“The university family has consistently been a top contributor to United Way’s annual workplace campaign,” White said, “and in just the last three years we have helped close to 3,000 people right here in this community!

“Because of your great support last year, we were able to increase our workplace campaign by a remarkable 38% and we hope to continue that trend as we kick off this year’s campaign.

“Please join us in making sure students in our community graduate from high school, more adults have the job skills they need to get hired, a solution is found to the substance abuse epidemic, and those in need of food, shelter, clothing and protection have their needs met. We can indeed make a difference.”

Megan Archer from the Office of University Communications said that Marshall faculty and staff can make a pledge by clicking the following link,  https://rivercities.unitedwayepledge.org/, and using the following ID and password:

ID:  marshall

Password: united

Register by entering your e-mail. You’ll be sent a confirmation e-mail that will allow you to complete the pledge process. Clicking “Pledge” on the link on the left-hand side will bring you to the contribution options, where you can choose payroll deduction, credit card, one-time gifts, etc.

If you would prefer to fill out a paper pledge form, please download and print the online form and send to Megan Archer in Old Main 213 by Wednesday, Dec. 16. If you would like to request a paper pledge form be delivered to your office, contact Archer at archer15@marshall.edu or 304-696-3916.