Message from Chancellor Schwab


Advance The Common Good For All By
Improving Education, Health and Financial Stability

To UTHSC Faculty and Staff:

In a few days, the annual United Way of the Mid-South employee giving begins and each of you will be given the opportunity to help our friends and neighbors in Memphis and Shelby County. United Way serves as an excellent avenue to extend our combined support to the less fortunate in 8 counties. Your gift to the United Way makes it possible for non-profit agencies, and vital health and human care programs to reach literally thousands of our neighbors annually. Whether it's specialized day care for a child, counseling for abused spouses or a rape victim, or services to help a senior stay in their own home, your gift to United Way is addressing what matters most. As many of you know, UTHSC is the home of the Memphis Crisis Center, which is a United Way partner agency.

Last year, some 250 Health Science Center employees graciously pledged more than $51,000 to help over 90 non-profit agencies in our community.

Our team members are well recognized for our leadership skills and generosity in support of our community. We have consistently demonstrated that public service, a core element of our mission, translates into outreach that strengthens our neighborhoods. Today, our commitment is even more important because when we engage with our community, we encourage others to follow our example.

This year, in the face of continuous needs, your giving 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 our entire Mid-South community.

Please join the UTHSC United Way Campaign, and make this another record-setting year for giving. Remember, your donation -- no matter what amount -- makes a difference and is vitally important. If you have not given in the past, this is a great opportunity for you to help those who are in need.

If you have any questions about the 2014-15 UTHSC United Way Campaign, please contact Elise Moore, this year's campaign coordinator, at 448-5618.

Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Sincerely,

Kennard D. Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE
Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Operations Officer
University of Tennessee Health Science Center