United Way Campaign, Week 2: Updates and Reminders

Sep. 24, 2015

Updates and Reminders for Week 2 of Webster’s United Way Campaign
The 2015 Webster United Way campaign ends Oct. 21.

As Webster’s 40th United Way campaign enters its second week, the planning committee shares the following updates and reminders for the Webster Groves campus community: 

1. Thank You! Explore the Impact of Your Pledge

A special thanks to all participating faculty and staff for a strong kickoff to the campaign. Contributions so far have already reached more than $30,000. This generosity supports more than 170 United Way agencies that serve more than 1 million people in the greater St. Louis area.

Remember that through the online pledge process you can direct which specific agency will receive your gift, and you can explore the impact of that gift through the "Impact Calculator" located on the campaign main menu page. The tool allows you to enter your contribution and view the tangible effects it can have on the people in need that these UW organizations serve. Your contribution matters to these agencies, regardless of size.  

2. Weekly Drawings 

Recipients of this week’s prize drawing will each receive a hand-carved Century Tree pen, handcrafted by Webster chief financial officer Greg Gunderson; and a copy of "Historic St. Louis: 250 Years Exploring New Frontiers" by J. Frederick Fausz, PhD. Drawing winners will be announced Friday in Webster Today.

3. Emails from 'epledge' in Your Webster.edu Inbox

The emails you receive in your webster.edu inbox from "epledge" at the United Way are automatically generated, sent on a weekly basis directly from the United Way of Greater St. Louis as part of its electronic campaign process. These messages continue each week of the campaign until the recipient either makes a pledge or clicks through and declines to makes a contribution. 

The note at the bottom of these messages specifying that the message and link is "unique to you" refers to the fact login credentials to the United Way pledge site are automatically generated for each recipient email address (thus, using the link in someone else's pledge email will create an error message, and the system stops sending weekly solicitations to those who have already pledged).

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