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UM Kicks Off  2016 United Way Campaign

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UM Kicks Off 2016 United Way Campaign


teamum_ev250pxCORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 15, 2016) —The University of Miami officially kicked off its 2016 campaign for the United Way of Miami-Dade last week, with the goals of again raising more than $1 million, increasing faculty and staff participation and, as the U has done for nearly four decades, doing its part to improve the education, health, and financial stability of children and families in our community.

“As proud members of the UM family, we are kind, compassionate, engaged and inspired, and our TeamUM United Way campaign presents an opportunity to directly impact local quality of life,” said Jacqueline R. Menendez, vice president of University Communications who is chairing the United Way TeamUM 2016 Campaign. “Together, through the United Way, we can change lives by helping people throughout the community we call home.”

Joining Menendez as co-chair of the campaign on the medical campus is Alexandra Jorgensen, associate vice president for human resources at the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth.

Last year, under the leadership of Larry Marbert, vice president of real estate and facilities, TeamUM raised a record $1.2 million from more than 3,700 faculty and staff for the United Way of Miami-Dade.

This year, Menendez has again set UM’s sights on exceeding the $1 million mark and increasing both faculty and staff participation and undesignated contributions. As she noted in a message to employees, undesignated contributions enable the United Way to respond more quickly to emergencies, direct funds to community agencies with the greatest need, and, not least of all, more than double the value of its charitable dollars.

“Each unrestricted dollar you contribute to the United Way is matched by federal and state grant programs, turning your dollar into $2.30,” Menendez said.

Employees have the option of giving through a recurring payroll deduction from their salary, or a one-time gift through payroll deduction, check, or credit card.

The easiest and most effective way to contribute is to make a pledge online through Workday. Simply log on to Workday and, on the “All About Me” page, click on the “Give” worklet, then select “United Way,” and follow the instructions to make your donation.

United Way will distribute donations according to each employee’s wishes. Faculty and staff have the option of assigning their contributions as unrestricted, directing their gift to a University of Miami fund, or designating their favorite not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization as the recipient.

The University of Miami’s 2016 United Way Campaign runs through December 31, and will update its progress regularly in e-Veritas and on the TeamUM United Way website.

For questions concerning a United Way gift, contact your department’s ambassador. You may also contact Menendez via email at unitedway@miami.edu.

 

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Dunk UM Leaders for a Good Cause on November 18


Back by popular demand, TeamUM will host its annual dunk tank fundraiser  for the United Way of Miami-Dade. Head to the University Foote Green on the Coral Gables campus on Wednesday, November 18, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to put your aim to the test. For a small donation, you can try your hand at dunking UM leaders in a tank of water. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade. For more information and to view the complete dunking schedule, visit miami.edu/unitedway.

 

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UM Launches United Way Campaign to ‘Strengthen the Quality of Life’

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UM Launches United Way Campaign to ‘Strengthen the Quality of Life’


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TeamUM2015CORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 10, 2013) —The University officially launched its 2015 campaign for the United Way of Miami-Dade last week, with the goals of again raising more than $1 million, increasing faculty and staff participation and, as the U has for nearly four decades, doing its part to improve the education, financial stability, and health of children and families in our community.

“Since its founding 90 years ago, the University of Miami has immeasurably helped strengthen the quality of life throughout our community—and for nearly 40 years, it has channeled extraordinary support though the United Way,” said Larry Marbert, vice president for real estate and facilities, who is chairing the University’s campaign for the second consecutive year. “Each year’s United Way Campaign is an opportunity to demonstrate your support for our UM mission of providing service that extends throughout our community.”

This year, Barth A. Green, professor and chair of neurological surgery and co-founder of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, is serving as co-chair of the University’s United Way campaign, leading the Miller School of Medicine’s component.

One of only four local institutions to consistently exceed the $1 million mark, UM contributed more than $1.1 million to the United Way of Miami-Dade last year, including more than $445,000 in undesignated giving.

This year, Marbert has again set UM’s sights on surpassing both figures. As he notes, undesignated contributions enable the United Way to respond more quickly to emergencies, direct funds to community agencies with the greatest need, and, not least of all, more than double the value of its charitable dollars.

“Each unrestricted dollar you contribute to the United Way is matched by federal and state grant programs, turning your dollar into $2.30,” Marbert said in a message to employees.

Employees have the option of giving through a recurring payroll deduction from their salary, or a one-time gift through payroll deduction, check, or credit card.

The easiest and most effective way to contribute is to make a pledge online through Workday. Simply log on to Workday and, on the “All About Me” page, click on the “Give” worklet, then select “United Way,” and follow the instructions to make your donation.

United Way will distribute donations according to each employee’s wishes. Faculty and staff have the option of assigning their contributions as unrestricted, directing their gift to a University of Miami fund, or designating their favorite not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization as the recipient.

Those who make commitments by Friday, October 2, will be entered into the campaign’s traditional October raffle. Over the next three months, a number of other campus raffles and events will be held to generate excitement for and participation in the campaign, which along with the campaign’s progress, will be detailed in e-Veritas and at TeamUM United Way.

If you have any questions concerning online giving, contact your department’s ambassador. For a list of ambassadors on the Coral Gables and RSMAS campuses, click here. For a list of ambassadors on the Miller School of Medicine campus, click here. You also may contact Marbert via email at unitedway@miami.edu.

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TeamUM’s United Way Campaign Surpasses $1 Million Again


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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 12, 2015) – Demonstrating the power of philanthropy, faculty and staff contributed their time, talent, and treasure to propel the University through one of its most successful United Way campaigns, raising more than $1 million for the charitable organization that works to improve the lives of Miami-Dade’s citizens.

Through the diligent effort of dedicated ambassadors who coordinated the 2014 campaign at the grassroots level, more than 3,900 faculty and staff participated, raising $1.16 million—up from the previous campaign that brought in $1.13 million.

“I would like to thank our wonderful ambassadors and each and every one of our employees who participated in a fundraising event, or made a payroll pledge, or gave a one-time gift,” said Larry Marbert, UM’s vice president for real estate and facilities, who chaired the University’s 2014 campaign. “Every contribution makes a difference, and it was an honor to play a small role in helping the U deliver once again.”

This year, Marbert said he hopes to improve on employee participation, which declined somewhat from last year. He added that his team “will work to engage more participants.”

Aside from being successful, the 2014 campaign was fun, with a variety of innovative events and fundraisers. They included the Dunk Tank, Candy Grams, Coin Wars, Hoop it Up, Crazy Hat, pictures with Sebastian, Taste of UM, and Flick Football, to name a few.

One of only a handful of local institutions to consistently exceed the $1 million mark, UM has supported the United Way for nearly 40 years, enhancing countless lives through a host of programs aimed at improving education, financial stability, and health.

View the campaign summary report.

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Buy Raffle Tickets for Dolphins Game or Unique Necklace and Help the United Way


The Department of Human Resources wants to give you a chance to win two special raffle prizes. For as little as $5, you can enter to win two lower-level tickets to the Miami Dolphins vs. Jets game on Sunday, December 28 or a one-of-a-kind necklace made from natural seeds from the island of St. Martin. Your contribution will benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade. For more information or to purchase a raffle ticket, contact Paula Wright at 305-284-4083 or Phyllis Dorcely at 305-284-3799.

The 2014 TeamUM United Way campaign runs through November 28. Make your contribution today through MyUM.

 

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