United Way Campaign

Dear BGSU Employee, 

It is my pleasure to announce the kickoff of the 2019 United Way Campaign with Northwest Ohio Community Shares.

In Bowling Green and Wood County, the local Continuum of Care estimates an average of four persons a day are seeking assistance for housing and utilities. Your gift to United Way helps to provide emergency services to those facing homelessness, struggling with violence in the home, or dealing with the devastation and displacement of fire or flood.

Your gifts also touch the future through the lives of children and families. United Way programs focus on kindergarten readiness from parenting education, to an emphasis on early childhood development. Your support helps to ensure student success through after school enrichment programs and, ultimately, life success.

The challenges individuals in our area face are significant. Your contribution to United Way changes lives by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: education, income, and health. For 2019, our goal is an increased percentage of overall participation for both our active University employees and our retirees.

You have the option to direct your gift to the United Way or a Northwest Ohio Community Shares agency of your choice. United Way also offers you the opportunity to write-in any local, health and human service non-profit agency that does not appear in the printed options. At the end of the campaign, all individuals who have pledged are eligible for several prizes.

In addition to the enclosed pledge card, you will receive an email with an electronic pledging option. Should you have any questions regarding the completion of the pledge card or selection of payment methodology, please feel free to contact me at bgcharity@bgsu.edu. We ask that you return the pledge card as soon as possible.

On behalf of President Rodney K. Rogers, the President’s Cabinet, and the various employee leadership groups on campus, I thank you in advance for your willingness to support our efforts to assist the many adults, children, and others who rely so heavily on the good work accomplished by United Way and Northwest Ohio Community Shares. This campaign demonstrates our commitment to create public good.


M. Sue Houston, Ph.D.
2019 BGSU United Way Committee Chair
Vice President for Partnerships and Chief of Staff

Our Goal

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