Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, February 6, 2012

U-M United Way charitable campaign breaks record

The U-M community came together for its neighbors, joining others from throughout Washtenaw County in providing support to 29,812 separate households in the past 12 months. This is one example of the impact gifts to United Way have in the lives of many across the community.

More than 500 volunteers across the university served a role in the campaign. United Way officials say they would like to thank all of them for their energetic support of the campaign.


In recognition of their efforts, the Office of the Provost will award the School of Information, the highest pledging unit, a plaque honoring its contributions.

During the campaign, several U-M units donated prizes, including the University Musical Society, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Athletics, along with the Performance Network of Ann Arbor. This year’s winners came from 14 different units across campus. To see photos of the prize winners, go to and the U-M United Way Charitable Campaign Facebook page.

While the annual campaign now is complete, the U-M United Way office still is taking pledges. For more information about the campaign and pledging, go to

Campaign co-chairs Doug Strong, CEO of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, and Phil Hanlon, provost, along with the U-M United Way team say they would like to extend their deep thanks to the campus community for its strong support of the campaign this year.