United Way Campaign Accepting Pledges Until Nov. 2

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The annual Southeast Missouri State University United Way campaign is now underway. In 2017, Southeast students, faculty and staff contributed $27,661 to the United Way of Southeast Missouri. This rate of giving ranks the University in the top 10 among businesses in southeast Missouri for annual gifts to this vital community organization. The Southeast Missouri State University United Way Campaign shows the power of each individual and the power of our community. Your gift will make a meaningful difference to another person in need of support.

Our 2018 goal is participation – we hope that many in our campus community will choose to support the United Way. You will receive a United Way packet from someone in your department. Donations can be made by completing a pledge form or visiting http://semo.edu/unitedway/ no later than Nov. 2. Completed pledge forms should be given to department coordinators or mailed to Tammy Underwood at MS 3375.

Southeast employees may designate their gift to a “University Student Emergency Fund.” This fund will provide “just-in time” grants to Southeast students with financial need who are experiencing significant financial burdens that may prevent them from completing their education. Donations to this designated fund will be given to students as a grant paid directly to their student accounts.

Many people in the communities served by our United Way depend on the generosity of all of us for assistance with basic human needs and services. Funds are used to ensure that children grow to be successful in life, families become financially self-sufficient, the elderly and disabled live independently for as long as possible and citizens reach out to help our community.

The United Way is sponsoring a Step-Up Challenge Sweepstakes. All previous donors increasing their pledges by at least $1 per week or any new donors contributing at least $1 per week are eligible to participate in the United Way of Southeast Missouri Step-Up Challenge Sweepstakes.

For more information on the United Way, contact Tammy Underwood at (573) 651-2524 or visit www.unitedwayofsemo.org.