As of Tuesday (Dec. 30) and the final business day of 2014 at UW-Green Bay, a total of 65 employee/donors had collectively pledged $12,512 to the United Way of Brown County. The $12,512 is the highest pledge total since the current records-management system was begun in 2001, and the second highest number of pledgers. (There were 82 pledges from UW-Green Bay staff and faculty in 2002, totaling $12,074.) On behalf of the Brown County United Way, the campus team again thanks all who gave to this year’s campaign. If you missed the opportunity to pledge you still can do so for 2015 by contacting campaign chair Rick Warpinski at email@example.com or at phone extension 2090.
Last Thursday (Nov. 13) all staff and faculty members received their first message announcing the launch of campus participation in the Brown County United Way employee campaign. “We are proud to participate in this vital local community fundraising effort that is making positive changes right here where we live,” said an email from Rick Warpinski, campaign chair. (The Nov. 13 email also included a personalized on-line giving link to make it easy to contribute.) “Please join the many in Brown County who will give of their time, talent, and treasure to the United Way in support of their efforts to strengthen our local community.” The Log will carry periodic updates over the course of the campaign.
With last week’s “soft launch” of the United Way campaign at UW-Green Bay, it didn’t take long for results to roll in. Within three days, some 17 people stepped up with $2,500 in gifts and pledges. Our campus goal is 100 donors and $13,000 in pledges. “Please help us help UWGB meet this goal. Any and all amounts are welcome and if you maintain last year’s pledge amount or if make a new pledge of $26 or more you earn an entry into a drawing to win a new Ford Fiat.”
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Tailgate prior to Duquesne game at Kress: The United Way Employee Campaign is about to kickoff and so is the Phoenix women’s basketball home schedule. Athletics Director Mary Ellen Gillespie is announcing that Phoenix Athletics is supporting the campus campaign by offering a free tailgate party at noon in the Kress poolside room, along with one complimentary admission to the Green Bay-Duquesne game (1 p.m. tipoff) for those employees who RSVP for the game. You can do so here.
Those who’d like to purchase additional tickets may do so for $5 from Ticket Star Online with the password “UNITEDWAY.”
And speaking of good eats for a good cause, UW-Green Bay’s United Way campaign chair, Rick Warpinski, is spreading the word that Brown County United Way Restaurant Days are under way. During the month of March, participating restaurants will be donating a portion of sales to benefit the Brown County United Way. Proceeds will benefit the Community Partnership for Children and Emerging Leaders Society, two programs coordinated through the United Way. Check www.browncountyunitedway.org to see the calendar. Come dine and help support these local restaurants committed to giving back!
Our friends at Brown County United Way inform us that the Green Bay Gamblers are partnering with United Way to donate a share of ticket proceeds from the Saturday night (Jan. 18) game at the Resch Center. Ticket prices are $11 for adults and $8 for under-14, with Festival Foods Family Night discounts on various concessions items.
The 2013 UW-Green Bay Brown County United Way fundraising drive is drawing to a close, but there’s still time to give. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to check their email inbox for an Oct. 9 or 23 message from campaign chair Rick Warpinski that includes a link to pledge online. Didn’t save the emails? Contact Warpinski at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll send the link along. If all past donors give at the same levels, the campaign will be within 5 percent of its goal of $9,000 for 2013.
The UW-Green Bay Brown County United Way campaign is at the halfway point and we have ground to make up to meet this year’s goal of $9,000 from the UW-Green Bay Campus Community. If you are interested in donating to the United Way of Brown County please see your email from Rick Warpinski dated Oct. 9. (Another email is coming soon, too, if that one is deleted.) For our campaign, we are 37% of our way toward the goal with 18 donors stepping forward thus far. Campus staff and faculty are reminded here that a new or additional undesignated donation of $26 to the Brown County United Way enters the donor into a drawing for a 2103 Chevy Cruze — www.browncountyunitedway.org/docs/car_flier.pdf. Do you want to learn more about this year’s campaign? If so, click on this link for a video announcing this year’s campaign.
United Way ‘T-Shirt’ an easy way to participate
Recently in your campus mail you received a paper “t-shirt”. This is our collective opportunity to visually show our support for those needing help in Brown County. So far, nearly 50 staff and faculty have contributed $1 each to buy a “t-shirt” that is now proudly displayed across from the University Ticketing and Information Center on the second floor of your University Union. Please call (#2090) or email campaign coordinator Rick Warpinski (email@example.com) with your questions about the campaign or e-pledge process. “Thanks much, everyone!”
Representatives of Brown County United Way made a presentation on campus Tuesday to encourage support for the fall 2013 campaign. They screened a video with impressive statistics and terrific interviews with people testifying as to how United Way helps homeless schoolchildren, families affected by Alzheimer’s, young mothers in poverty and more. Campus campaign coordinator Rick Warpinski (who deserves our applause for coming back for a fifth consecutive year to head the UW-Green Bay drive) says employees will receive pledge information next week. In the meantime, see that very effective video.
Rick Warpinski, the hard-working University Union director and volunteer campaign chair for UW-Green Bay’s Brown County United Way campaign, has turned in the final “report envelope” to local headquarters. During the campus campaign, 59 pledges were made for $7,714 plus another $19 in “t-shirt” sales and a $500 corporate partner donation from A’viands, bringing the grand total to $8,233 from 73 different donors.
Kudos to the University Union’s Rick Warpinski for his leadership of the UW-Green Bay Brown County United Way campaign. Today (Nov. 30) is the last official day for participation. If you haven’t yet but would like to support this important community effort, you can get details about the cause, the multiple ways to pledge and give, and the possibility of winning some nice drawing prizes, if you visit our previous post.