Employees give $121,202 to United Way

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University has raised $121,202 in cash and pledges to support the 2007 United Way with Northwest Ohio Community Shares campaign.

There were 719 donors, including 241 new givers, which set a record for the University, according to Dr. Bob DeBard, chair of the University's United Way campaign committee.

The contributions surpassed last year's total by 8 percent. While leadership gifts went down—due in part to several retirements—the increased giving across campus boosted the amount raised to a new high.

DeBard has been involved with United Way for a number of years in Erie and Wood counties and the Greater Toledo office.

“I'm very proud of the campaign. The United Way does know how to administer fund-raising and be accountable to the public,” the BGSU associate professor of college student personnel said, noting that the local office has earned a five-star rating, the highest given to fund-raising organizations.

By giving to the campaign, University employees are really making a difference, he said.

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(Posted December 18, 2007 )