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Inside Iowa State
September 11, 1998

United Way '98 campaign

Campus goal is $168,000

by Linda Charles

Iowa State employees can make a significant difference by giving to the campus United Way campaign, says dean of students Kathleen MacKay, ISU United Way division leader.

United Way funds provide assistance to more than 30 human service agencies, which provide help to everyone from infants to seniors, MacKay said

This year's United Way campus goal is $168,000. Nearly all the funds will go directly to helping people in this area, MacKay noted.

ISU employees should receive their pledge envelopes in the next couple of days. Employees are asked to fill out the cards, seal them in the envelopes provided and return the envelopes to their area leaders. All donations are confidential; no one at the university knows how much anyone gives, MacKay said.

Donors have several pledge options, including payroll deduction. They also may support specific agencies, including agencies that aren't members of United Way.

"We are hoping for 100 percent return on the pledge envelopes," MacKay said, noting that all employees are asked to return their envelopes by Nov. 2 even if they choose not to donate.

"We need the support of all of our faculty and staff to help make the United Way successful," MacKay said. "Every contribution, large or small, is greatly appreciated."

Student participation

She noted the campus campaign will have a new twist this year. She is working on a project to encourage students to contribute. Details have yet to be worked out, but several ideas are being explored in her talks with student leaders.

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