Media Advisory: WVU to hold United Way campaign wrap-up

November 16th, 2009

WHO: West Virginia University President James P. Clements; Ed Pastilong, campaign chair and WVU athletic director; Tina Zeff, director of United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties; Bob Milvet, campaign coordinator for Monongalia and Preston counties; and WVU department chairs.

WHAT: Check presentation and wrap-up celebration for WVU’s 2009 United Way campaign.

WHERE: WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center, Ruby Grand Ballroom

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

BACKGROUND: WVU’s 27th annual United Way campaign lasted for eight weeks with the goal of raising $300,000. The theme of this year’s effort was “LIVE UNITED.”

The 2009 campaign was part of the West Virginia State Employees Combined Campaign. Each employee received campaign information and a pledge card from their department coordinator.
The WVU campaign mainly benefited the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, but employees could also choose to designate a gift for a number of unaffiliated agencies, United Ways of West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania, and statewide-eligible organizations.

For more information, contact campaign coordinator Brett White at 304-293-8761 or brett.white@mail.wvu.edu or visit the campaign Web site at http://unitedway.wvu.edu.

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CONTACT: Brett White, Center for Civic Engagement
304-293-8761, Brett.White@mail.wvu.edu