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President's Letter for the 2014 United Way Campaign

Dear Colleague:

It is time again for our United Way campaign. This is another opportunity to show that the Duquesne community understands the needs of those who are less fortunate and is willing to help. Because of the weak economy, the high unemployment rate, and cutbacks by federal and state agencies, so many of our neighbors need us more than ever. Once again this fall, we will demonstrate our University's commitment to stand with those in need through the 2014 United Way campaign.

Last year, we contributed over $105,000 to assist our neighbors. Through the United Way this money helped seniors, children and working families. We supported better health, safer housing and job training, just to name a few of the many initiatives made possible through assistance from the United Way.

Duquesne's participation in the annual United Way campaign is a chance for us to further our legacy of service and to be a good neighbor here in Allegheny County. A variety of on-campus activities are planned to support this year's campaign. A fellow employee will contact you individually to share details about how to make a contribution.

You can donate and learn more at www.duq.edu/united-way.

I encourage you to reflect on our University's mission and to take part in this worthy cause. I also encourage you to consider using the United Way as a means of contributing to charities you usually support directly. The charities will receive your contribution through a highly efficient means of collection, and Duquesne will be recognized in the community for a higher, more accurate total of giving.

Sincerely,


Charles J. Dougherty, Ph.D.
President