United Way Campaign Kicks Off

Nebraska Wesleyan University has long supported the United Way and this year is no different.

The goal of the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County is to bring the community together to create lasting change by identifying the most pressing problems in the Lincoln community and working with local agencies to effectively provide assistance; ensuring the locally-funded programs produce the results Lincoln needs; and guaranteeing that donations to the United Way Fund are invested in services that can make the most difference in our community.

This year's NWU United Way goals are:

  • Pledge goal of $16,200. In 2009, NWU raised $16,593; in 2010, NWU raised $15,507.
  • Employee participation percentage goal: 41%. In 2009, 30% of NWU employees participated. In 2010, we raised our total participation to 36%. Any pledge amount counts toward the participation percentage goal, so even if you can pledge a few dollars, you're helping NWU reach it's goal.

If you can't pledge money, you might consider a donation of time. The United Way is looking for tutors, mentors and readers.

Our campaign ends on November 11 at 11:11 a.m.. To participate, fill out the pledge and/or the tutor/mentor/reader volunteer forms sent via campus mail. Use the enclosed confidential envelope, seal the envelope, and send it through campus mail to Travis Jensen. The sealed envelopes will be given to the local United Way office for processing.

As a special incentive this year, Nebraska Wesleyan United Way co-chairs Travis and Karla Jensen have agreed to flip for you at the December faculty and staff meetings for every $100 over the 2009 pledge total ($16,593).

For questions, email Karla Jensen or call her at x7553 or email Travis Jensen or call him at x2532.

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