OLLU’s United Way Charitable Workplace campaign to begin Oct. 23

OLLU’s annual United Way Charitable Workplace campaign will begin on Oct. 23 and run through Nov. 3. Employees are encouraged to give to one of the United Way’s impact areas or to a specific United Way agency partner. Any donations help the United Way strengthen individual and family well-being, and to provide a safety net of emergency assistance for our neighbors in urgent need

Representatives from United Way will be on campus Oct. 25 from Noon-1:30 p.m. in the Mall Area during the university’s SAFE Event. Stop by to learn about the United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline and agency partners that assist our community.  Representatives will share how United Way community charitable donations are leveraged with local grant funding, advocacy for bipartisan policy and volunteerism to provide maximum community impact.

OLLU employees are encouraged to make contributions online, using the United Way E-Pledge portal at http://www.giveuw.org/OLLU.  

Payroll deduction is a convenient way to give and keep track of donations.  Should you decide to use the payroll deduction option, your donation will begin on Jan. 1, 2024.

If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact Mary Scotka, Interim Vice President for Administration and the United Way Campaign Chair at mscotka@ollusa.edu.

Please be on the lookout for email messages from the United Way during the OLLU campaign period.                                                

 Ways to Give
· E-Pledge Portal – Use your OLLU e-mail address as your “user ID” and your employee ID number without preceding zeros as your “password.” Once you have signed in, you will be asked to create a new password prior to making your donation.   

· Impact Partner – You have the option to designate your pledge to a specific Impact Partner on the E-Pledge drop down menu. You might choose to designate your funds to one of United Way’s Impact Councils: Safety Net Impact Council (903), Successful Student Impact Council (905), Ready Children Impact Council (901), Strong Individuals and Families Impact Council (902). Another good option might be to support Catholic Charities (330), whose mission is to provide for the needs of others through selfless service. Please choose to support any of the 80+ United Way Impact and Community Partners. 

· Care Share Gift – A popular pledge option is the “Care Share Gift,” which equates to one percent of your annual salary or one hour’s pay per month.  

· Payroll Deduction – This is an easy and convenient way to give and keep track of your donation. Should you decide to use the payroll deduction option, your donation will begin on Jan. 1. 2023.

View a United Way video online.