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2017 United Way Campaign News

Donate to the United Way to Attend Oktoberfest-themed Event

Posted on October 4, 2017

University employees who make an online donation to this year's United Way campaign on or before Friday, Oct. 13, will be invited to DUQtoberfest, a special Oktoberfest-themed donor appreciation event.

Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Red Ring patio and will include free seasonal draft specials, Oktoberfest fare and entry in a raffle drawing to win 50 percent off an annual parking permit. According to Bill Zilcosky, senior director of facilities, services and operations and chair of this year's campaign, it is important to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the campus community. "DUQtoberfest is just the first donor event we've planned for this year," said Zilcosky. "The success of our campaign relies on the generosity of our donors, and we want to not only thank our new donors but to let those who step up year after year know how much we appreciate them." Whether employees donate $1 a week or more, any donation will grant them admission to the event. All contributions to the campaign, no matter the size, support the dozens of worthy programs that address the various needs of local communities. Employees who haven't contributed yet and wish to do so, can donate online.


Cops 'n Chefs BBQ Returns, Benefits United Way Campaign

Posted on September 13, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Cops n' Chefs BBQ on the Bluff, an annual event to benefit Duquesne's campus United Way Campaign.

Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, faculty and staff can pick up BBQ lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Academic Walk near the Duquesne Union. The menu includes a choice of a hickory-smoked burger or smoked sweet sausage, served with baked beans, jalapeno cornbread, a smiley cookie and bottled water. Tickets can be purchased for $7 (cash sales only) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Department of Public Safety through this Friday, Sept. 15.  Public Safety Officers are selling tickets. For more information or to request tickets, contact the Public Safety business office at 412.396.6004.