University of Pittsburgh
January 18, 2006

Pitt Raises More Than a Half Million Dollars for United Way

As of Jan. 6, donations from faculty, staff, and retirees totaled $502,963
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and retirees have surpassed their goal of raising a half million dollars for the 2005 United Way Campaign and have contributed $502,963 to the annual effort, which officially ran from Oct. 12 through Nov. 23, although pledges are still being received.

"The University community is to be commended for its commitment to United Way and the people of our region," said Anne Franks, Pitt's United Way Campaign manager and director of Administrative Services in Pitt's Office of Institutional Advancement. "This has been a very successful campaign, in large part because of the outstanding efforts of the coordinators and representatives who worked hard in their individual departments to encourage participation and raise money. We are proud to be a strong partner with United Way, working to improve the quality of life in our community."

To encourage participation, three prize drawings were held throughout the campaign. This year's drawings were Oct. 21, Nov. 11, and Dec. 2. Lists of the prizes and winners can be found at www.pitt.edu/~united. Pauline Kraly from the University's Learning Research and Development Center won the grand prize of two airline tickets. Campaign department coordinators and representatives were eligible to participate in a drawing for a laptop computer. Dora Sciulli, a staff member in The Book Center, was the winner.

It is still possible to make a pledge. Credit card and billed pledges can be made online at www.pitt.edu/~united. Payroll pledges can be made using a pledge form, which can be obtained through Jean McDonough at 412 624-5846 or jean.mcdonough@ia.pitt.edu.

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