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2016 Princeton University United Way Campaign

To retirees of Princeton University:

Dear members of the Princeton University community,

Princeton University’s Annual United Way Campaign will run from November 1-30, 2016. We invite members of the community to participate in this year’s campaign, Live United. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and helps the United Way of Greater Mercer County make an impact on the lives of people in need throughout our community.

To maximize efforts, the University will contribute 10 cents per dollar on top of all retiree gifts. The first 200 individuals to return their pledge envelopes are in the running to receive two free tickets to a 2016-17 Princeton home basketball game.

Donations of all amounts ($1 minimum) will be distributed among initiatives supported by the United Way of Greater Mercer County. The Greater Mercer United Way focuses on the pillars of education, income and health to empower individuals and families to be self-sufficient. Your gifts translate, for example, in to reading kits for elementary school students, chronic disease prevention efforts, stamping out hunger throughout the region and help for families in becoming financially secure.

We’re also please to share that, in response to feedback from members of the University community, the United Way is offering those who donate a minimum contribution of $52 the opportunity to direct those funds to a United Way agency in their home community or to an eligible charitable nonprofit agency of their choice. Please refer to the enclosed materials for more information on eligibility and to help you decide how best to direct your donation.

The United Way allocates an average of 14 percent of its budget to overhead costs, allowing the remaining portion of contributions to be distributed directly to supported organizations. For more information, please visit

Please join us, through your financial support, in demonstrating Princeton’s commitment to service and support the people and programs where we live and work. Complete your pledge envelope and mail it TODAY to Daniel Sherman, Tax Department, Office of Finance and Treasury, 701 Carnegie Center, Suite 445, Princeton, NJ 08544.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Talarick, campaign coordinator, at (609) 258-5980.

Thank you for your generosity in support of the United Way of Greater Mercer County.


co-chair signatures
Lianne Sullivan-Crowley
Campaign Co-Chair
Deborah Prentice
Campaign Co-Chair

For more information about the United Way campaign, please contact your departmental United Way volunteer, or Jessica Talarick, campaign coordinator, at (609) 258-5980.

More Information and Forms

Guide to Giving (.pdf)
Pledge Form (.pdf)

Change Wont Happen Without You (poster)

How To Live United (poster)