United Way Campaign Nears 75% of Goal, Prize Winners Announced

Through faculty, staff, retiree and special events donations, the Pitt United Way Campaign has raised more than $562,000—nearly 75% of its overall $750,000 goal.

The campaign will accept donations through the end of March 2020, and programming will continue during the spring 2020 semester.

Dec. 16 prize drawing winners

Faculty and staff who donate to the Pitt United Way Campaign are automatically entered into a prize drawing. This year, winners will be drawn every other week. Everyone who donates to the Pitt campaign is eligible to win in all of the weekly prize drawings. Prizes include Pitt umbrellas, lunch for two at the University Club, vacation days and designated on-campus parking spaces for one month and special mystery prizes throughout the campaign. 

Congratulations to the following winners from the Dec. 2 prize drawings:

Vacation day
David Chao, Pitt Information Technology

Pitt umbrella
Song Li, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Lunch for two at the University Club
Julie Myers-Irvin, Swanson School of Engineering

Half sheet cake from a campus bakery
Michael Terak Jr., Financial Information Systems

Two tickets to women’s basketball game
Andrew Skelly, Office of Residence Life

Autographed Steelers football
Cynthia Henderson, School of Nursing

The next prize drawing will be Monday, Jan. 6.

How to donate

The deadline to donate via recurring payroll deduction is Friday, Dec. 20. 

The Pitt United Way Campaign website has information about how you can donate to support the Pitt campaign.

Options to give include online through a recurring payroll deduction or a one-time gift; or by credit card, check or pledge form. 

Donors can contribute to the United Way Impact Fund, through which United Way targets funds to support the local agencies that serve populations facing the most critical needs, or donors can instead choose from hundreds of local and regional organizations to direct their contributions toward.