"Each year UK employees
donate their fair share to United Way to assist those who are less fortunate. Once
again, United Way is looking to us to form a firm base of support for its communitywide
campaign this fall."
--UK President Charles T.
28, 2000 (Lexington, Ky.)
The University of Kentucky launched its United Way fund-raising campaign today at a
luncheon for more than 500 volunteers. The UK
effort is the first United Way of the Bluegrass employee campaign of the 2000 fund-raising
A goal of $480,000 was announced for the
four-week campaign that has the theme of Making Millennium Magic. The campaign will reach all employees of UKs
Lexington Campus, the Chandler Medical Center and Lexington Community College.
Each year UK
employees donate their fair share to United Way to assist those who are less fortunate. Once again, United Way is looking to us to form a
firm base of support for its communitywide campaign this fall, UK President Charles
T. Wethington Jr. said, emphasizing the value of the groups work.
the previous campaign held in the spring of 1999, UK employees donated nearly $419,000. Wethington told the crowd that the university is
the third highest giver to United Way of the Bluegrass among all corporations and
institutions in Central Kentucky. He also
pointed out that UK leads all other universities in the Southeastern Conference in giving
to United Way.
of this years campaign are Diana Sage, associate director of Strategic Initiatives
and Performance Improvement at the Chandler Medical Center and Dick Edwards, manager of
nontraditional education and industrial ergonomics in the UK Center for Robotics and