2014 U-M United Way Campaign

The Winter Holidays

With the winter holidays just around the corner and the rush of activities that this brings, please take some time now to make a pledge to the U-M United Way campaign.

The process is simple and it takes just a few minutes to make a pledge. The ePledge system is accessible though Wolverine Access (in the Faculty & Staff tab under the Announcement section), or you may use a hard copy pledge form available here.

The campaign began on October 6 and ends December 31. 2014

2014 Wish Book

Make a wish come true!

The United Way Wish Book is a great way for donors to connect to special community needs.

Visit the United Way website to learn more about this wonderful opportunity to make a wish come true.

Still time to win!

You haven’t missed out – there is still time to win. Pledge today and you will be entered in each remaining prize drawing. For a list of prizes and recent prize winters visit our prize page.

Look at our prize page to see the growing list of PRIZES YOU CAN WIN!
Congratulations Week 9 U-M United Way Prize Winner Brandon Hagan, OUD Stewardship and Donor Relations, who won 4-Tickets to The Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spur's game on February 11, 2015.


The University of Michigan Awarded Spirit of Michigan Award

UMUW awards
From left to right: State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, Jim Kosteva U-M Director of Community Relations, and State Rep. Rebekah Warren with the United Way Spirit Award presented to the University of Michigan in Lansing on Feb. 11, 2014. Photo credit Becky Shink.

Forbes declares United Way in the top 5 All-Star Charities.
Receives top ranking for efficient groups.

"Who deserves your charitable dollars? To help you decide, we’ve calculated the financial efficiency of the 100 U.S. charities that received the most private donations last year. We’ve also picked five all-stars–charities that are reasonably efficient (compared to their peers) and do fine work in their areas. In our tables, fundraising efficiency shows the percentage of gifts left after the expense of soliciting them...."
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receiving the Spirit of Michigan Award
From left to right: State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, Jim Kosteva U-M Director of Community Relations, and State Rep. Rebekah Warren with the United Way Spirit Award presented to the University of Michigan in Lansing on Feb. 11, 2014. Photo credit Becky Shink.

The University of Michigan has been awarded the 2014 Spirit of Michigan Award for large companies by the Michigan Association of United Ways. U-M officials accepted the award at a ceremony Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Lansing.

The award recognizes small, medium and large Michigan companies that demonstrate community engagement strategies in the area of health, income and education. Companies are selected for their leadership in improving Michigan communities and focusing on the common good through corporate and employee engagement. Past winners have included, Ford Motor Co., Consumers Energy and Dow Chemical Co.