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United Way: Ten More Days to Make a Pledge

Yale’s United Way 2006-07 campaign is currently underway following the kick-off in mid-October. In the spirit of giving this holiday season, co-chairs Bruce Alexander, vice president of New Haven and State Affairs and Campus Development, and Laura Smith, president of Local 34, hope to increase faculty and staff participation to above the 11% achieved in 2005-2006 campaign and make this a truly university-wide effort.

Individualized pledge forms have been hand-distributed or put in campus mail to faculty and staff. All are encouraged to visit Yale’s United Way website ( for additional pledge information or to pledge online (it's fast, easy and secure).

Bruce Alexander requests that you please pass the word in your units about the importance of Yale’s civic leadership as New Haven’s largest employer, and ask your colleagues to please get their pledge cards in this week.

Emergency shelter, substance abuse counseling, literacy programs, affordable housing, and employment training are just a few of the services the United Way helps to provide. Especially important are United Way-supported youth programs, such as those that mentor young people and provide after-school programs. Employee contributions support these essential services for the most vulnerable members of our community. Please be generous.

Donations should be submitted by December 15th.