"New" best describes Jefferson's 1997 United Way Campaign a new chair, a new campaign goal with new energy, a new community service project called Day of Caring, and a very special new speaker to kick off the campaign, says 1997 cabinet chair Sue Henrie-Strup, RN, MSN, MS Ed, director of Career Development Center and Office of Alumni Relations, College of Health Professions.
University President Paul C. Brucker, MD, has emphasized the importance of encouraging more Jeffersonians to donate to United Way, giving you the opportunity to become the new energy in Jefferson's campaign. If you've never supported United Way before, please join your colleagues in contributing toward Jefferson's goal of $215,000. It's one of the ways you can make big difference in the lives of people who are experiencing tough times.
"With just one contribution you can reach out to more than 1 million people through United Way's member agencies or other qualified health and human service organizations in our area," says Ms. Henrie-Strup who was appointed to chair the campaign by Dr. Brucker.
The campaign kicks off Wednesday, October 1. That's when the United Way cabinet hosts campaigners for breakfast from 8:45 to 10 a.m. in the Jefferson Alumni Hall dining room. The program will include remarks by Dr. Brucker and by special guest speaker Sister Mary Scullion, who is Executive Director and Co-founder for Project H.O.M.E., a program to enable chronically homeless persons to break the cycle of homelessness. There will also be a showing of this year's United Way film and a video of Jefferson's Day of Caring activities at Project H.O.M.E.
At the kick-off, campaigners can get their packet of campaign materials or can arrange for colleagues to get the packet for them. Packets remaining after breakfast will be hand-delivered.
The campaign ends Tuesday, October 21, giving us three weeks to reach our $215,000 goal.
When your department's campaigner asks about your contribution, why not arrange to make it through payroll deduction? For your convenience, you may also pay your United Way pledge using Visa or MasterCard. Because of the inpact on United Way administrative costs, the suggested minimum credit card donation is $24. Your MasterCard debit is a one-time only, lump-sum charge to your credit card.