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Campaign 2015




Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the 2015 University of Kentucky United Way Campaign!  Our campus-wide goal for the campaign is $300,000

Once again this year, the faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky are being asked to support the United Way Campaign in the Bluegrass.  Last year, members of the UK community contributed over $262,273.   Our contributions are now being put to work by United Way agencies throughout the Bluegrass.  This year, the needs may be even greater given the state of the economy.  We are confident that UK employees can be counted on once more to do their part in sustaining these life-enhancing and even life-preserving services for others in need.

Please browse our site during the campaign month of Ocotober and discover how you may participate in this year's campaign as we "Live United" across the University of Kentucky campus.

Retiree Campaign

Each year the University of Kentucky's Retiree Campaign provides an opportunity for former employees to again become part of the University team. 

2015 UK-United Way Retiree Goal:
Dora Collins, UKUW Retiree Chair, set an ambitious retiree campaign goal of $20,000 for the 2015 Campaign.  In 2014, the Retiree Campaign has raised over $19,000 during the early fall fund-drive.   Thank you, Retirees, for continuing to support the uinversity through our annual United Way Campaign.

Schedule of Events - "Pass the Bucket" UK Football Game Collection 

(No collection game in 2015)

Volunteers handing out t-shirts and buckets for annual United Way Collection                    

2014 UK United Way Collection at Commonwealth Stadium: Saturday, September 6,

UK United Way cabinet members, UK student-athletes and community volunteers collected donations through the stands at Commonwealth Stadium during the UK vs Ohio football game on Saturday, September 6.  

A very special THANK YOU! to the 85 volunteers who helped with the 2014 collection event.


Campaign Prize Drawing: All employees who make a donation to the UK United Way campaign will be eligible for a campus-wide prize drawing. Prizes will be drawn at random on October17 and

November 5, 2014.   

  2014 Prize List 

**The value of each prize is considered taxable income by the IRS and will be added to the employee's payroll check for taxation.

University of Kentucky United Way Campaign Donors

UK United Way cabinet members wish to extend their gratitude toward the donors of prizes to this year’s campaign. Our success is due in part to the kindness of our own campus departments and businesses within Lexington who donate prizes for our contributors. Thank you to the following for their generosity to our campaign:

Lexington Legends Baseball

UK Athletics

UK Parking and Transportation Services

UK Travel Services

Special Appreciation

In appreciation of your support, United Way of the Bluegrass and the Lexington Legends are pleased to announce all donors to United Way of the Bluegrass will receive a voucher good for two (2) tickets to a 2015 Lexington Legends Baseball game.

Vouchers will be distributed in Spring 2015 after completion of the United Way campaign.