Combined Campaign continues toward $430K goal


After the first week, the UNL Combined Campaign is nearly a quarter of the way to the goal of making the university a top contributor to area health and human services agencies.

As of Nov. 5, UNL's collected pledges amount to 24 percent of the $430,000 goal. The goal is a 3 percent increase over the amount pledged by UNL employees in 2009 and would make the university the top contributor in this year's Combined Campaign.

The annual fund raising campaign is for the Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services. Organizations supported through the campaign are: the United Way (39 agencies); Community Health Charities of Nebraska (18 agencies); and the Community Services Fund (30 agencies). Employees may give to the three general funds, a specific agency or any mix of agencies.

UNL's Combined Campaign started Nov. 1 and continues through Nov. 19. To help reduce costs and make the campaign more environmentally friendly, UNL employees can make pledges electronically this year. Pledge packets will not be delivered to individual employees.

Volunteers will be available in each campus department, serving as a resource of information and to help conduct the campaign. To make a pledge or for additional information about the campaign, go to Pledge forms can be downloaded from the site.

Mike Zeleny, assistant vice chancellor for research, is the chair of the UNL effort.

"If you have not yet pledged, please take a moment to do so before the close of the UNL campaign," said Zeleny. "Any help you can give is greatly appreciated, and goes to support causes that matter in your local area."

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