Rice United Way Campaign is more than halfway to goal

Just three weeks into Rice’s United Way Campaign, donations have already hit 55 percent of the $200,000 goal. Campuswide donations total $109,959. Employees who have increased their pledges over last year’s amount have gotten in on the limited-time offer to double their contributions and claimed more than $23,000 of the dollar-for-dollar matching funds from Rice Board of Trustees Chair Bobby Tudor ’82 and his wife, Phoebe.

Natural Sciences leads the campus in funds raised with $9,276; Engineering has the most lead donors — five; and Public Affairs leads in participation with 38 percent.

Employees may make a pledge payable by payroll deductions spread over all paychecks in calendar (and tax) year 2015 by logging in at esther.rice.edu and clicking the “United Way” link to authorize a direct payroll contribution, or use the pledge form on the Rice United Way website, www.rice.edu/unitedway. That same form may also be used to make a cash, check or credit card gift (for tax year 2014).

For more information on the 2014 United Way campaign, visit www.rice.edu/unitedway.

United Way, Week 3


About Jennifer Evans

Jennifer Evans is a senior editor in the Rice's Office of Public Affairs.