Nearly $31,000 donated in opening days of Combined Campaign

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Nearly $31,000 donated in opening days of Combined Campaign

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is off to a good start in its drive to collect donations for the 2017 Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services.

According to officials from the United Way, in the first three days of the campaign, 116 donors made online pledges totaling nearly $31,000.

The annual community pledge drive continues through Oct. 27.

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.

“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.”

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 Internet Explorer, click here to sign in with your NU ID and enter the password “gobigred.” Once logged in, you 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 or 402-441-7173.

The university is consistently among the top organizations participating in the Combined Campaign. Last year, university employees donated nearly $400,000 and finished among the top five in total dollars collected.

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