We're Number 1! University is top United Way workforce contributor

Author: Jessica Brookshire

Despite the challenges of the current economy, the University exceeded this year’s United Way campaign goal and has been named the top workforce contributor in St. Joseph County in 2011!

Every year local businesses partner with United Way of St. Joseph County to raise funds for community investment. Participating businesses run their own internal workforce campaigns and are the lifeblood to United Way’s annual campaign, accounting for approximately 90 percent of total funds raised annually.

University employees, serving as workforce campaign managers, worked tirelessly to ensure the success of their fundraising efforts. To motivate faculty and staff, campaign thermometers were posted at the entrances of the campus.

Many events were planned and executed, including a Tailgate Toss Tournament, Trivia Night, Rummage Sale, Coin Collection, and much more (see complete event list below). Notre Dame even developed its own Notre Dame/United Way website to make donating as easy as possible.

Additionally, women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw and men’s basketball coach Mike Brey showed their support by lending their words and likenesses to this year’s campaign posters that were posted throughout the campus.

United Way is so grateful to have partners like the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame’s stewardship is a wonderful, inspiring example for all the community.

Notre Dame special events benefitting United Way:

Building & Landscape Services Tailgate
Tailgate Toss Tournament and Fall Festival
Trivia Night
South Dining Hall Rummage Sale
Compton Opening/Centerplate
Library/Radiant Hearth Pizza Sale
St. Michael’s Laundry Bake Sale
ND Food Services Coin Collection
Tailgate/Morris Inn & ND Conference Center
ND Food Services Rummage Sale
Blue & Gold Blues Event
Jeans Day
ND Food Services Pie Sales
ND Food Services Jeans Day
Campus Services – Candy Sales
Athletics Playing for Peace Fundraiser

To find out how funds raised for United Way impact the community of St. Joseph County, please visit the UWSJC website.