Campus meets need through United Way, Community Shares campaign

From helping provide assistance dogs to people with disabilities to offering after-school care for children in urban neighborhoods, United Way and Northwest Ohio Community Shares are committed to improving the lives of the people around us.

By leveraging the donations of thousands of people in the community, these organizations make sure support reaches those who need it most. This year’s campus campaign to raise money for the agencies they represent is now under way and, given the current economic situation, your help is needed more than ever. Interim President Carol Cartwright has challenged the campus community to make leadership gifts for 2008.  

Donors may direct their support to any of the agencies under the umbrellas of United Way or Northwest Ohio Community Shares. United Way also allows donors to write in any local, health and human service nonprofit agency that does not appear in the printed options.

Electronic pledge forms are available and are fast and secure. Payment options have been expanded this year to include cash, check, credit card, direct billing and payroll deduction. All checks should be made payable to "United Way,” which will direct your donation as you indicate.

Please complete your electronic pledge using the link shown below before the campaign ends on Nov. 21. Click on the link provided in the email that was sent on Nov. 3 to access your personal e-pledge site, or visit

To find out more about the 2008 BGSU United Way Campaign, also visit You may email questions or concerns to

November 10, 2008