Seattle University’s United Way of King County Charitable Campaign
Posted: November 15, 2021
Today we launch Seattle University’s United Way of King County Charitable Campaign, and I invite your support in this important effort, which continues through Dec. 3.
While the region we call home is blessed in many ways, we know there are far too many among us who are suffering. The dehumanizing impacts of poverty and injustice that predated COVID have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. So many in our community are hurting, and as a Jesuit university we are especially called upon to respond.
In this spirit, I ask you to consider contributing what you can to the United Way campaign. You can give online by visiting the United Way of King County Campaign - Seattle University website. If you have questions about donating online please contact the United Way at 206-461-5005 or at email@example.com. If you have questions about donating through payroll deduction please contact Rita Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the same time, I recognize and understand that many are not in a position to participate in the campaign, especially given the challenges of the past 20 months. Financial support is just one of many ways to address the critical needs in our community, and I know that so many of our faculty and staff (and, of course, students) are generous in giving of their time and talents. Whatever form it takes, please know I am grateful for your commitment to bettering the lives of those around you.
Our United Way campaigns have historically enjoyed great success thanks to those who have helped lead the effort as co-chairs and ambassadors. This year, we are trying a slightly different approach, and I am grateful that Executive Vice President Tim Leary will lead our campaign with assistance from Anne Moran (Office of the President), Monica Scott (Office of the Executive Vice President) and, of course, Rita Lin (Payroll). Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing information about the many United Way programs and I also invite you to join me on Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. for a brief virtual campus-wide campaign event. Details will be shared closer to the event.
Thank you for considering this invitation to participate in SU’s United Way of King County Campaign and for all that you do for our students and university.
Eduardo M. Peñalver