United Way campaign kicks off for Temple employees

Temple University has enjoyed a long affiliation with United Way and we hope to have another successful campaign this year.

For the first time, the campaign will be electronic — a quick, easy and green way to make your contributions. United Way has sent each Temple employee an email with a unique link to a secure website for accepting donations. Recent contributions made through a Temple United Way campaign, including those made last year (which United Way considers 2009 donations), will be noted on the site. Employees may pledge their contributions through 6 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011.

As in past campaigns, payments will be accepted via payroll deduction or credit card. Payroll deductions will begin with the April 2011 pay and continue for nine months until the December 2011 pay.

You may designate your contributions to one of the three United Way focus areas – Education for Children, Income for Families, or Health for Seniors — or you may choose all three. And, as always, you may direct your gift to a specific agency through the United Way’s Donor Choice program, including one of the following funds that directly benefit the university and hospital:

  • The Temple University Emergency Student Aid Fund is designed to help students deal with unforeseen hardships during their college careers. Priority will be given to cases such as a student who encounters a medical situation or family crisis which adversely affects his or her ability to pay. Financial assistance to students may include, but is not limited to, providing funds for tuition, emergency student transportation costs, and emergency medical expenses. Students must demonstrate need associated with an emergency or personal situation that is in some way extraordinary to the individual.

  • Temple University Hospital. The fund supports the overall mission of Temple University Hospital. For more than a century, the physicians and staff of Temple University Hospital have provided exceptional diagnostic service and treatment, and the Hospital continues to grow and thrive as it expands programs, services and facilities to better serve its patients. Temple University Hospital is committed to providing superior care to patients in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. Help advance this essential mission by making a gift today.

  • University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia (UCCP) — This fund is directed by Temple University Political Science Professor Barbara Ferman. UCCP at Temple University prepares and supports youth and young adults to become confident, effective leaders and collaborates with organizations to create cultures that value and integrate the contributions of youth, thereby building stronger communities. Through a continuum of afterschool programming, credit-bearing internships, community service and paid employment, the UCCP works with 130 older youth (14-24) each year, including children of Temple staff. The UCCP is totally supported by foundation funds and contributions.

  • The Temple University Center for Social Policy and Community Development - - United Way agency designation code #4349635. The contact person is Shirley Moy, Interim Director, , 215-204-7491.

  • The Center for Intergenerational Learning - - United Way agency designation code #349969. The contact person is Nancy Z. Henkin, Ph.D., Executive Director, , 215-204-6836.

Please contact Marie Amey-Taylor at 215-926-2218, or, if you have questions. Thank you for your generosity and assistance in helping to make the 2010 Temple University United Way Campaign a success.

— Harry A. Young, associate vice president, Human Resources