As West Virginia University’s 2015 United Way Campaign Chair, I am honored to announce the opening of the campaign. In the 20 years since I became a member of the WVU campus community, I have seen time and again the evidence that youour faculty, staff, and studentsare caring, compassionate, and motivated.
What this place needs right now is all of us working together to find solutions to our most challenging issues. The United Way provides an efficient and effective way to get the most help to those in need in Monongalia and Preston counties. The staff and volunteers of partnering agencies work tirelessly to address the issues associated with lower incomes, illness, illiteracy, domestic violence, homelessness and the unavailability of affordable childcare.
If you have been part of our United Way campaign efforts in the past, thank you! Please know how grateful we are for your previous supportand please consider increasing your support. The need in our community is not going away.
If you are new to the United Way family, I encourage you to look over the list of funded partners, visit our website, and join with your friends and colleagues to build a stronger community in Monongalia and Preston counties. Each gift, no matter how big or how small, makes a difference!
When our community has been in need, the faculty, staff and students of West Virginia University have always answered the call. I am so proud to lead all of you this year in continuing that tradition. Join me to support the essential work of our local United Way.
We go first in so many ways here at WVUlet’s go first in helping our community too. What this place needs…is you!
Provost Joyce McConnell
2015 Campaign Chair