It’s sometimes hard to believe that one single effort can make a difference… but it does. The RIT community knows what it takes to GIVE, ADVOCATE and VOLUNTEER to make change happen in our local community.
As we embark on our 2013 United Way Campaign, we want to thank all RIT staff, faculty, students, retirees, Osher members and RIT Inn staff for your generous support in raising over $458,000 in contributions last year.
The United Way of Greater Rochester brings people together to find solutions to community problems. Their process for fund allocation – the Blueprint for Change – provides funding for evidence-based programs with proven results and focuses on four key areas: Meeting Basic Needs, Giving Babies the Best Start, Preparing Kids for Success, and Supporting Seniors and Caregivers. To learn more about this approach for resource investment, visit www.uwrochester.org .
The 2013 campaign will run from March 1st to April 5th with the Carnival on Campus and Prize Auction event on Thursday, March 14th. Our goal this year is $440,000, and we’re confident that this goal can be reached with your support. It doesn’t take much to help a lot. If you already give, consider increasing your gift by $1.00 more per week. If you haven’t given before, $2 a week is a great way to start.
The 2013 Hurlbut Foundation Community Fund Challenge is a remarkable way to double the impact of your gift and to invest in our community to change lives. When you make a new or increased donation to United Way’s Community Fund, the Hurlbut Foundation will match it, up to $100,000.
Please contact us with questions or for additional details about United Way or our RIT campaign.
Thank you for helping RIT to “LIVE UNITED” with United Way in making an impact in our community.
Steering Committee Chair
Steering Committee Vice Chair