Combined Campaign continues through Nov. 18


UNL is positioned to make a big, positive impact on the Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services, which started Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 18. The UNL theme is "Big Impact — Go Big, Give Big."

Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Darin Erstad, head coach for Husker baseball, are co-chairs for UNL’s 2011 Combined Campaign.

“Each fall, as members of this university, we roll up our collective sleeves and pitch in to help the greater community through our Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services,” said Erstad. “This year in particular, as we make our debut in the Big Ten Conference, we have a unique opportunity to show the strength of this university’s ability to transform lives and build a stronger community.”

The UNL goal is to raise $403,000 this year. A second goal is to increase the number of campus givers.

"Making a 'Big Impact' on our community, as well as on individual lives, is true to our collective 'DNA' as a university," said Perlman. "I ask you to consider a generous gift to the organizations supported by the Combined Campaign — United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Community Health Charities of Nebraska and the Community Services Fund. Your donation, added to those of your UNL colleagues, can make a big impact on the lives of those who need our help the most."

University employees can make pledges online at the link below or via paper pledge cards distributed at the start of the campaign. Employees who make pledges online are asked to turn in paper pledge cards that report a gift was made online.

For more information, or to make an electronic pledge, go to