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2009 United Way Campaign

2009 United Way Campaign

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In Today's Issue

  • University's United Way Campaign Kicks Off Today
  • President Seligman Encourages All to 'Be Part of the Effort'
  • Live United: You Have Something to Offer
  • New This Year! Give Online and Save a Tree
  • Faculty and Staff Share Stories of How They Live United
  • Pledge Your Support Today
  • Event Highlight: Volunteer Kickoff Breakfast
  • Rochester in the News: United Way Calls for Community's Support
  • In Higher Education: Campus and Young Adult Engagement in United Way

News and Announcements

University United Way Campaign Kicks Off Today

Andrea Lennon, Joel SeligmanFaculty and staff are being asked to "Live United" during the University's United Way campaign, which starts today. The Live United theme stresses three ways people can help foster a stronger community: Give. Advocate. Volunteer.

(Photo: University Campaign Director Andrea Lennon and President Joel Seligman
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President Seligman Encourages All to 'Be Part of the Effort'

"We all expect this coming year to be a challenging one in Rochester, as it will be across the country. Now is a time for each of us to ask what we can do to help. For me, the choice is clear: I intend to support our community through the United Way." Read more...

Live United: You Have Something to Offer

This year's campaign theme emphasizes the power to share just a bit of what we have—whether it's time, money, or simply spreading the word about the cause. Read more...

Give Online and Save a Tree

There's a new way to pledge your support for the United Way this year: the University's campaign has switched from paper pledge forms to a new online pledge system. Read more...

Faculty and Staff Share Stories of How They 'Live United'

Paul Slattery"I Live United by supporting the United Way's efforts to help those in our community in need of assistance. It is especially urgent for us to do so now, at a time of economic crisis when so many of our neighbors are in special need of our help." —Paul Slattery, Dean of Research

Check out @Rochester every Friday during the campaign to learn more about how Rochester faculty and staff Live United. You can also watch the Greater Rochester Live United campaign video online. 

Pledge Your Support Today

Visit to make a pledge and help the University reach its campaign goal this year. 


Monday, March 9

United Way/Red Cross Volunteer Kickoff Breakfast: Flaum Atrium, School of Medicine and Dentistry. 8:15 a.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

WXXI PBS News (March 4)

"United Way Calls for Community's Support"

The United Way of Greater Rochester launched its 2009 campaign Tuesday during a news conference at the University. Community members, including Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy, sported "Live United"  t-shirts in support of this spring's campaign. (Also reported by the Rochester Business Journal and WROC-TVRead more...

In Higher Education

"Campus and Young Adult Engagement"

United Way of America is providing national leadership by engaging young people nationwide through the launch of Student United Way, a student-led community change organization on college campuses and nationally sponsored programs. Read more...

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