Community joins to ‘Live United’

With a population the size of many towns, the University can be a powerful force for good when all community members join together. The 2015 United Way Campaign with Northwest Ohio Community Shares is the opportunity to harness our resources in support of those in need.

The BGSU campaign is underway, and this year’s goal is to increase overall participation of BGSU employees as well as retirees, according to 2015 campaign co-chairs Dr. Marie Huff, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, and Viva McCarver, chief human resources officer.

Drawings will be held at the end of the campaign for an iPad mini courtesy of ITS along with other exciting prizes, they noted.

Donors may direct their gift to either United Way or Northwest Ohio Community Shares. They may also target any participating agency or organization, or write in any local nonprofit health and human service agency that does not appear in the list.

United Way has launched Live United 2020, a five-year plan to address the pressing issues of school readiness, homelessness and dental care, which is so crucial to overall health. Undesignated gifts will be put toward these efforts.

Online pledges can be made using the email that has been sent to the University community. Donors have a variety of choices for making their gift, including payroll deduction. The campaign website also offers a downloadable print pledge form.

For more information, email bgcharity@bgsu.edu.