Rice United Way Campaign near 80 percent of goal

At the end of the ninth week of the Rice United Way Campaign, pledges and contributions are $192,526 — 77 percent of the $250,000 goal.

Two campus divisions have hit 100 percent participation: Public Affairs and the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rice Management Company continues to lead campus with the most funds raised, $19,269. Facilities Engineering and Planning still leads with the largest number of donors, 92.

As in previous years, Rice Board of Trustees Chairman Bobby Tudor ’82, an honorary chair of the campaign, is matching every dollar Rice employees contribute to the campaign above their 2018-19 pledge amounts. To date, employees have claimed $22,628 of the matching funds.

Pledges may be made by automatic payroll deduction, spread over all of 2019’s paychecks, via Esther. To give by check or credit card, or to designate any pledge — including a payroll pledge — to benefit a specific United Way agency, geographic area or community program or priority, Rice donors may use the pledge form available on the Rice United Way Campaign website, unitedway.rice.edu.

For more information on the campaign, visit unitedway.rice.edu.

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About Arie Passwaters

Arie Wilson Passwaters is editor of Rice New.