Final chance to give to Combined Campaign is Nov. 3

Final chance to give to Combined Campaign is Nov. 3

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

University employees have until Nov. 3 to donate to the 2018 Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services.

Through the first two weeks of the event, which concluded Oct. 27, employees at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln had donated a combined $178,954. Last year, Nebraska faculty and staff gave nearly $400,000 and the university finished among the top five in total dollars collected.

"Our university is part of this community, and we have an opportunity to give back to help those who are in need," Chancellor Ronnie Green said. "While we are all impacted differently, we can all unite by giving to the United Way or one of its partners. Please join me in taking action to make the lives of our children, families, neighbors and co-workers a little better.”

The Combined Campaign benefits three federations — Community Health Charities of Nebraska, Community Services Fund of Nebraska and United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County. The three federations represent more than 130 local agencies that assist members of the community.

A variety of giving options are offered. Employees may give to any specific agency or to the three general funds.

This year marks the first digital campaign for the university — pledge packets will not be distributed, as in previous years. Using a web browser, click here to sign in with your NU ID and enter the password "gobigred." Once logged in, faculty/staff will be prompted to create a new password.

For those wishing to access a printable version of the pledge form, click here. Printed pledge forms can be brought to Kendra Ellis in 307 Canfield Administration.

Any technical questions can be directed to Michelle Campbell at mcampbell@unitedwaylincoln.com or 402-441-7173.

To date, Nebraska employees have contributed more than $7 million to the campaign.

Examples of how a gift — even a small one — can make an impact include:

  • A $10 donation can provide a backpack of food for a student over a weekend.

  • A $20 donation can provide a meal, blanket and comfort kit to an individual affected by a disaster.

  • A $50 donation can purchase sunscreen and beach towels for a Make-A-Wish Nebraska trip.

  • A $100 donation can provide rent or utility assistance to a struggling family.