United Way campaign to kick off September 18
With a campaign goal of $40,000 Furman will kick-off its 2000 United Way campaign September 18. Kim Adams, director of student leadership programs, will coordinate this year's effort, which will conclude October 6. Last year, 227 Furman employees contributed $38,256 to the United Way of Greenville County, a Furman record.
"Teri Brinkman (the 1999 campaign coordinator) did such a great job last year," says Adams. "I would like for us to build on that momentum while boosting our employee participation from 30 percent to 40 percent."
In addition to monitoring fund-raising progress by viewing the traditional United Way thermometer at the front gate, employees may also access the Furman United Way Web page, which is linked to the faculty/staff Web page. The United Way of Greenville County supports some 40 health and human service organizations in Greenville County. The non-profit agency raised more than $10 million for area charities last year.
Donors can designate gifts for specific organizations or make a general donation. Community volunteers, not United Way staff, decide how the money will be distributed among the organizations. For more information about United Way services, including information about how employees can take advantage of programs such as after school child care and student tutoring, visit the Furman United Way Web page.
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