BGSU sets sights high for United Way campaign donors

The University once again is showing its support for the community with the newly renamed BGSU United Way Campaign including Northwest Ohio Community Shares. The campaign, which holds its kickoff breakfast today (Sept. 11), will run from Sept. 19 through Oct. 27.

Something new this year—the goal will be the number of donors instead of a dollar figure. The 2006 goal is 1,000 donors, say campaign co-chairs Pa'Trice Pettaway, information technology services, and Dr. Robert DeBard, higher education and student affairs.

Also new this year—the Stranahan Foundation will match each pledge of $1,000 or more, so if an individual gives $1,000, it will yield $2,000 for the United Way.

During the campaign, special raffles will be held to encourage giving and thank donors. One of the prizes this year is a Dell Latitude D820 Notebook. Anyone who pledges $100 or more during the campaign will be eligible for the drawing.

Donors may now use a credit card in addition to a paper or electronic pledge. Paper pledge forms will be sent out this week.

“Pledge early,” the campaign committee advises donors, because President Ribeau is donating two tickets to the BGSU-Ohio State football game on Oct. 7 in Columbus. The drawing for the tickets will be during the week of Sept. 25.

September 11, 2006