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President's Letter for the 2016 United Way Campaign

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As we settle into the new academic year, it's time, once again, for our United Way campaign.  With a long tradition of focusing on service to others, Duquesne University understands the importance of helping those who are less fortunate.  The annual United Way campaign is a perfect opportunity for us to match our commitment to giving with those in need.

This year our goal is to raise $108,000 to assist our neighbors and fund local nonprofits who provide critical resources and connections for seniors, families and children.  Your past generosity has supported healthcare initiatives, better housing and job training opportunities, and educational outreach for young children, just to name a few. 

A variety of on-campus activities will be planned to support this year's campaign.  One of your colleagues will contact you to share details about those events and how to make a contribution.  In the meantime, you can donate and learn more at duq.edu/united-way.

I hope that you will join me in this year's United Way campaign in whatever way you are able to do so.  Your participation helps to further our collective commitment to service, while also being a good neighbor in the Pittsburgh region. Perhaps most importantly, it makes a difference in the lives of people in the communities in which we live.

Thank you, in advance, for your support of United Way and those in need, and for your generosity with respect to this important charitable initiative.

Warm regards,

Ken Gormley