Last modified: Thursday, March 6, 2003
IUB raises $602,000 for United Way, exceeds goal, sets new record
Indiana University Bloomington campus employees exceeded their goal for this year's United Way campaign by raising a record total of $602,400.
Dan Dalton, dean of the Kelley School of Business and IUB campaign co-chair with Astrid Merget, dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, said when a matching grant of $75,585 from the Lilly Endowment is added, the campus total is $677,985. The IUB total is the largest in history and compares to $579,934 last year and $561,609 in 2001.
"This successful campaign reflects the dedication of all IU employees to the United Way goals," Dalton said. "It is especially impressive to reach this mark when the economy in general is not doing very well."
Dalton thanked the more than 200 IU volunteers who assisted with the campaign, noting that 70 IU departments exceeded their goal and five departments doubled their goal. There were 87 new and increased givers at the Vanguard Leadership level of donations that exceed $1,000. Of the 373 community Vanguard contributors, 231 are IU faculty, staff or retirees.
The Community Services of Monroe County United Way is a non-profit organization that assists some 25 member agencies in the community in meeting a variety of social service needs. Member agencies include the Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club, Girl Scouts, Family Service Association, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, United Ministries and Salvation Army.
This year the Community Services of Monroe County United Way raised more than $1.7 million. IUB was the largest single contributor to this total.