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United Way 2020

portrait of Elilzabeth Stauderman

Dear University of Rochester Colleagues,

It is an honor to serve as chair of the 2020 University of Rochester Workplace United Way Campaign. The University campaign runs from March until May, and the funds raised in this campaign support United Way’s efforts from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

I have been involved with the United Way workplace campaigns for more than 20 years, and I have seen first-hand how the programs and services supported by United Way make a difference for those in our community who need our support the most.

George Eastman once said, “Suppose nobody cared?” when promoting the Community Chest, a precursor to United Way. I like to turn that around and say, “Suppose everybody cared?” Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

If you already support the campaign, thank you. The Continuous Pledge payroll option provides the United Way with an accurate way to forecast available funds for worthy programs over the course of a year. Please consider increasing your pledge – even if it’s by $5 a month.

And if you haven’t supported the United Way in the past, I ask that you consider making an investment of any size. Five dollars or five hundred: every contribution matters to a neighbor in need. Every contribution makes our community better.

Thank you for consideration – and for your support of our community.

Elizabeth Stauderman
2020 Chair, United Way Campaign
Vice President, University Communications
University of Rochester

footer image reads, MISSION 2020: The Univerity of Rochester community is proud to support the United Way of Greater Rochester.