2010 United Way Campaign
In 2011, Duquesne surpassed our campaign goal of $85,000 and raised $93,329.27. We had 29.5% or 465 employees who donated or pledged an average of $190 while 24 of our campus leaders donated $1,000 or more for a total of $35,718.
That year, our speaker was Dan Butler, a father, an lecturer, an ethicist and a former municipal court judge who has served ten years on Pittsburgh's specialized Domestic Violence Court. This has given him a unique perspective on the less fortunate populations in Pittsburgh. His stories illustrate why we must support those who work to make the world a little fairer and a little kinder for everyone.
In 2010, Duquesne met its goal of raising $82,000.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch spoke of his love for football, and for his hometown of Homestead, to more than 300 people at the United Way 2010 campus luncheon. Many donated through a silent auction, raffle, and 50/50 contest.
Charlie Batch's foundation, Best of the Batch, helps young people find a purpose through sports and education. United Way provides back-up to families in financial crisis at greater levels than ever before and needs donations.
In 2009, Duquesne was was one of 12 companies receiving the Outstanding Campaign Performer Award, out of the 725 institutions that sponsor United Way campaigns in our region.