Jeffersonians' holiday season had a wonderful start when this year's United Way campaign surpassed it's goal of $215,000, and as of December 2 reached $235,212, says United Way Cabinet Chair Sue Henrie-Strup, RN, MSN, MS Ed.
"The extraordinary generosity of Jeffersonians at the Hospital's Center City and Ford Road Campuses and at Methodist Hospital, the University and the Jefferson Faculty Foundation has been gratifying," said Ms. Henrie-Strup. "Our Vice-Chair and Banker Kevin Donahue, of Physical Resources Department, and all of us at the United Way Cabinet are most appreciative of campaigner and donor efforts in making this one of the best United Way campaigns yet. Thank you."
Here's how we did it:
In 1997 student group participation was at its all time highest. Student groups included the Student Occupational Therapy Association, Nursing Student Government, Student Ambassadors from College of Health Professions (CHP), CHP Student Advisory Council and the Residence Life Staff from the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
United Way is just one of the many ways Jeffersonians display generosity to the community. They give of their time and money to walk or run for AIDS, the American Cancer Society Relay, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Race for the Cure and Scleroderma, and volunteered for the Presidents' Summit for America's Future in a community clean-up effort. Jeffersonians participated in United Way's Day of Caring by volunteering at Project H.O.M.E. Our students volunteer at JeffHOPE in various city shelters, and conduct clothing, food and toy drives to which many of us contribute. Jefferson Medical College students participate in a local meal delivery program run by Mercy Hospice and participate in STATS (Students Teaching AIDS to Students) under the auspices of the American Medical Students Association. The College of Graduate Studies supports the Franklin Learning Center through the "Adopt A School" agreement by providing tutoring and mentoring for Philadelphia pubic high-school students. Employees volunteer as foreign language interpreters for patients, and Eucharistic Ministers bring communion to patients. The TJU Choir gives seasonal concerts for the community.