As of last Friday (Oct. 30), at least 42 fellow university employees had collectively pledged more than $7,500 to the Brown County United Way. This includes 12 new donors. Employees received an email from the Brown County United Way through Campaign Chair Rick Warpinski’s email earlier this week with a secure link to the E-pledge online system used by the United Way. Employees can choose many methods of payment for their pledge including calendar year 2016 payroll deduction, credit, cash/check, or via invoice. On behalf of the Brown County United Way, Warpinski adds, “We thank all who have given and those that plan to give through this year’s campaign.” Questions or inquiries regarding the campaign and pledge opportunity can be made by contacting the Rick Warpinski, campaign chair, ext. 2090.
About 100 university staff and faculty enjoyed a free picnic lunch sponsored primarily by A’viands (our on-campus food service provider) held at Shorewood last Thursday (Oct. 29). “Thank you, A’viands!” Highlights included Phoenix-shaped cookies, tasty hamburgers and a special appearance of the Fiat 500 Pop vehicle being given away to one lucky donor through the Brown County United Way campaign.
UW-Green Bay Brown County United Way campaign opens with a new wrinkle this year, a complimentary kickoff lunch, served picnic-style, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Thursday (Oct. 29) at the Shorewood Clubhouse. Sponsors are corporate partners A’viands, Pepsi and the Shorewood Golf Course. Campaign director Rick Warpinski emphasizes the event “is a FREE, no-obligation, no-hard-sell lunch” meant to drum up awareness of the United Way’s good work locally. “Please join your fellow colleagues at this new event in support of our collective efforts to strengthen our local community through Brown County United Way programs, services, and agency-funding support,” he writes. “We will have materials about Brown County United Way programs and services and the fundraising campaign if you are interested.” RSVPs are requested.
— Here’s information about United Way and its role in the community
— Make a pledge and you enter the drawing for a FIAT 500 Pop, which will be onsite for your viewing pleasure
— Green Bay Athletics is also helping to encourage participation in the campaign: A $25 pledge gets you a Women’s Basketball BOGO ticket offer. Pledge $50 and receive two 2015-2016 Women’s Basketball tickets for free. To check out the schedule of games.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your questions about the campaign or e-pledge process. “Thanks much, everyone!”