2015 Charitable Giving Fund Drive

From Mark Neuzil, Interim Vice President for Mission

December 3, 2014

Dear UST Faculty and Staff,

My thanks to all who participated in the 2015 Charitable Giving Fund Drive.  Your contributions will make a positive impact on our community.

This year the number of new donors to the fund drive increased.  We are pleased that so many employees have continually supported the campaign throughout the years.   Thank you for your support for those in need among us.

From Mark Neuzil, Interim Vice President for Mission

November 3, 2014

Dear UST Faculty and Staff,

Each year University of St. Thomas faculty and staff are invited to contribute to the needs of people in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area through our Charitable Giving Fund Drive.  Through it we have the opportunity to provide financial support to one of seven federations and the hundreds of organizations that they represent, or to a charity of your choosing.  The seven federations that are part of our drive are:

Community Health Charities

Open Your Heart to the Hungry & Homeless

Community Shares of Minnesota

Peacemaker Minnesota

Greather Twin Cities United Way

United Negro College Fund

Minnesota Environmental Fund

Although we accept donations at any time during the year, the "official" 2015 Charitable Giving Fund Drive runs from Nov. 3-14, 2014.  Information about each of the federations, the organizations they support, and a pledge form can be accessed from this website.  Participation in the drive is voluntary.

A regular feature of the Fund Drive is the random drawing at its conclusion.  To spice it up this year, in addition to the ever-popular lunch with the President, a one-year parking permit, and gift cards, our drawing features a selection of hand-crafted goods donated by artisans within our St. Thomas community.  A complete list of items and donors can be accessed on this website.  Anyone completing and returning a pledge form is eligible for the drawing.  A display of items donated for the drawing will be available outside The View on Tuesday, November 4.  Staff from the Office for Mission will be available to answer your questions.

To pledge, print a copy of the pledge form, complete it, and return it to the Office for Mission (AQU 121) by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14.  Please consider those less fortunate than we and give what you can.  The need remains great.  Thank you for your generosity and may God bless you.