By the numbers: University raises funds for United Way
May 15, 2020, 10 a.m.
With the help of a robust group of departmental volunteers, the campus community raised $126,613.35 during the 2019-2020 United Way Campaign. Proceeds support the United Way of Greater Mercer County’s education, financial stability, food insecurity and health programs.
- Sixty-three employees served as campaign volunteers in more than 40 University departments. In addition to organizing fundraising events, several volunteers held supply drives to support UWGMC programs.
- The campaign raised $111,486.64 in contributions from faculty, staff and retirees — $89,092 from the main campus, $9,481 from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, $9,394 from retirees and $3,519.64 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 $15,126.17.
- 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.