United Way Recognizes Duquesne for Outstanding Campaign Performance
The United Way of Allegheny County recently recognized Duquesne University as one of its 2012 Outstanding Campaign Performance Award winners. The award is granted to organizations and companies that conducted a model United Way campaign that produced significant increases in total dollars raised, dollars raised for the Impact Fund and employee participation.
Duquesne hosted its most successful United Way Campaign in 2012, setting new records in monetary donations, employee participation and number of campaign leaders. The University raised $117,057, exceeding its goal of by more than $32,000 and surpassing the previous campaign total of $93,329 in 2011.
In addition, the overall participation rate in Duquesne's United Way Campaign increased by nearly 40 percent and the number of campaign leaders grew by 63 percent.
Duquesne President Charles J. Dougherty and Mary McIntyre, the University's campaign manager, were recognized at the United Way of Allegheny County's campaign celebration on May 29.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.