By the numbers: University raises funds for United Way

Monday, May 13, 2019

United Way officials and University representatives gathered April 29 on campus to acknowledge the $126,878 raised for the United Way in this year’s campaign.

  • Fifty-nine employees served as campaign volunteers in more than forty University departments. In addition to organizing fundraising events, several volunteers held supply drives to support UWGMC programs.
  • The campaign raised $107,711 in contributions from faculty, staff and retirees -- $87,198 from the main campus, $13,646 from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, $6,867 from retirees and $4,530 from fundraising events held by University departments.
  • The University matched gifts with 15 cents on the dollar for every payroll deduction contribution and 10 cents on the dollar for all other gifts, for a total University contribution of $15,237.07.
  • In addition to supporting the United Way of Greater Mercer County’s Community Impact Fund, employees elected to distribute their donation directly to UWGMC programs. Employees helped provide meals to the Strike Out Hunger campaign, supply education kits for local school children, fund college admission support, and helped families bridge the digital divide by providing internet access.
  • All donations will be distributed to United Way programs in Mercer County or employees’ home communities, or to other health and human services agencies that were designated by individual donors.