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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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Win a Necklace from the Island of St. Martin and Benefit the United Way

NecklaceGet the chance to win this beautiful necklace, made on the island of St. Martin from natural seeds, and help the United Way of Miami-Dade by purchasing a $5 raffle ticket from Human Resources on the Coral Gables campus.
Contact Paula Wright at 284-4083 or Phyllis Dorcely at 284-3799 to buy your ticket by Monday, November 24. The winning name will be drawn on Tuesday, November 25, and all process will benefit the United way of Miami-Dade.

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Finance and Treasury’s 2014 United Way Silent Auction Now Open

The Division of Finance and Treasury’s 2014 United Way Silent Auction is now officially open. Visit www.miami.edu/silentauction to bid on spectacular prizes such as brand-name electronics, airline travel vouchers, and more. There’s sure to be something for everyone. The auction, which is open to faculty, staff, and students, ends November 10. For more information, contact Travel Management at 305-284-6585 or Travel@miami.edu.

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Team UM Announces 2014 United Way Campaign Raffle Prize Winners

To launch the 2014 United Way campaign, TeamUM invited University faculty and staff to make their United Way contributions by October 6 for a chance to win prizes ranging from airline tickets to one year of free parking on the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel School (RSMAS) and Miller School campuses. More than 1,700 faculty and staff contributed by the deadline. The 23 lucky winners were randomly selected at a drawing supervised by a member of UM’s office of Audit & Advisory Services, and are listed below.

  • One year of free parking at the Coral Gables campus – William Gerlach
  • One year of free parking at the RSMAS campus – Jorge Willemsen
  • One year of free parking at the Miller School of Medicine campus – Mary Luz Londono
  • Two Section B tickets to attend Pulse Chamber Music on October 15 at UM Gusman Concert Hall – Phillip J. Leone
  • Two Section B tickets to attend National Young Arts Foundation’s Concert on October 26 at UM Gusman Concert Hall – Bronwyn T. Mills
  • Two Section B tickets to attend Pianists Genova & Dimitrov’s Concert on October 29 at UM Gusman Concert Hall – Rebecca Kuhns
  • Two Section B tickets to attend Pianist Vadym Kholodenko’s Concert on November 4 UM Gusman  Concert Hall – Lory Ann Hayes
  • Four tickets to a 2014 UM Football Game (excluding Florida State) – Belkis M. Carreiro
  • Four tickets to a 2014-2015 UM Miami Men’s Basketball game (excluding Florida State, Louisville, Illinois, North Carolina) – Patricia Ann Martely
  • Four Tickets to a 2014-2015 UM Women’s Basketball game – Karen T. Del Rio
  • Four seats in Orchestra Box for Beauty and The Beast and access for four to the Terra Group Patrons Salon at Adrienne Arsht Center on January 3 – Barbara Barrett
  • Four admission tickets to Miami Seaquarium – Irma Riccio
  • Four admission passes to Zoo Miami – Susan H. Blanton
  • Four admission passes to Jungle Island – Merlyn Donatien
  • $50 Sticks and Stones Alphabet Photography gift certificate – Jessica E. Driemeier, Ana M. Menzies, and Erica Avis McEwan
  • $30 GreenStreet Restaurant gift certificate – Neha Shinde
  • $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant gift certificate – Silvia Prieto
  • $100 Patti & Allan Herbert Wellness Center gift certificate – Caridad Rosa Yousef
  • The Stamps Jazz Quintet CD – Divya Misra
  • Two American Airlines economy class tickets for travel to the U.S., Canada, or Mexico – Ann L. House
  • Two American Airlines first/business class tickets for travel to the U.S., Canada, or Mexico – Steven M. Green

Winners will be contacted by phone and/or email.

Faculty and staff can still contribute to the TeamUM United Way campaign online through myUM by November 28. For more information about this year’s campaign, please visit the TeamUM United Way website or email unitedway@miami.edu.


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