Message from Chancellor Schwab
To UTHSC Faculty and Staff:
ADVANCING THE COMMON GOOD
IMPROVING EDUCATION, FINANCIAL STABILITY AND HEALTH
In the weeks ahead, you will be hearing the phrases listed above throughout our community – as team members join together to help others through United Way of the Mid-South.
Human care services supported through United Way help not only the sick, disadvantaged or physically disabled, these services also help average families who face unexpected problems or require professional help to meet basic human needs. Anyone who has visited one of our United Way agencies can see this help first hand and be reassured his or her pledge is working to provide essential human services. If you would like to see United Way at work, visit their Web site at http://www.uwmidsouth.org/NewsandEvents/United-Way-Video.cfm to view a brief video about the people United Way serves.
Last year, 292 Health Science Center employees pledged more than $55,000 to United Way of the Mid-South.
This year, in the face of rising needs, your support is even more critical. Giving to United Way is a symbol of your concern for friends, neighbors and fellow employees, as well as a symbol of concern for your own needs. We are all part of one community and the state of that community affects each of us. By joining so many deserving agencies into one fundraising effort, each contributor is assured that he or she is doing the most good for the greatest number of people.
Please consider joining the UTHSC United Way Campaign, and make this another record-setting year for giving. In the next few weeks, you will receive a United Way pledge form from your area representative. Please consider completing the form and make a pledge. With a minimum $50 donation, you can even designate your pledge for a specific agency if you like. Gifts may be made through payroll deduction, with funds taken out of your paycheck once a month or you may make a one-time donation.
Every donation is greatly appreciated and no donation is too small. To increase awareness and excitement about the campaign, over the next few weeks, campaign donors will be entered in drawings to win one of several UTHSC gift bags or prizes. To learn more about the drawings and ways to join the campaign, please visit the UTHSC campaign Web site at: www.uthsc.edu/unitedway.
If you have any questions about the 2011–12 UTHSC United Way Campaign, please contact Elise Moore, this year's campaign coordinator, at 448-5618 or email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your generous support.
Steve J. Schwab, M.D.