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Dear Colleagues,

The generosity of the RIT community is heroic in our support of the services provided by the agencies and programs that receive funding through the United Way in the six-county area around Rochester.

This year our campaign will run from March 1st through April 6th with the Paws for a Cause kickoff events beginning on March 5th. Last year’s CHAIRity Auction was so successful (raising over $3,200) that we’re planning it again this year! Please check out the website for bidding dates featuring one-of-a-kind collectible chairs designed by a variety of RIT artists.

Online donation pledging will be available for employees as well as retirees. Please click on the “Donate Now” link at the top of the United Way website http://rit.edu/unitedway. Each Key Captain will have blank donation forms for use by employees having limited access to a computer.

Our own RIT employee, Rauncie Ryan, has received support from United Way funded agencies. Please read more and watch the video of her inspiring story at www.rit.edu/unitedway.

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the many members in our RIT family who offer their time and talents to make a difference in the lives of others. Rather than volunteer for recognition, they volunteer to better the community in which they live so that vital services continue to be available to those in most need. Thank you to those of you who volunteer to make a difference and advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves.

If you have any questions or would like additional details about United Way or our RIT Campaign, please contact Campaign Coordinator Denise Acton (475-6169 or dmagrl@rit.edu) or Steering Committee Chair Nicole Boulais (475-4895 or nabcst@rit.edu).

Thank you for considering participating in this year’s campaign.

Sincerely,
David Munson
President