Johns Hopkins University is kicking off its annual United Way fundraising campaign on Oct 11. All faculty and staff are encouraged to make an online pledge using the website login.johnshopkins.edu/unitedway.
This annual drive, part of a long-standing partnership with the United Way of Central Maryland, raises donations for nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of JHU's neighbors with a focus on supporting three important areas: financial stability, education, and health. During the 2020 campaign, Johns Hopkins faculty and staff raised $526,825 through the United Way partnership.
"Every contribution had an immediate and meaningful local impact during this difficult time," wrote President Ronald J. Daniels and the campaign co-chairs, Alicia Wilson, vice president for economic development, and Alex Triantis, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, in a letter to JHU faculty and staff.
Once again, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to set up their automated payroll contributions, for any amount that they wish, during benefits open enrollment. Each year, the United Way campaign allows supporters to designate their pledges in a way that is most meaningful to them. Employees willing to donate $100 or more have the option to designate their United Way contribution to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, which supports local nonprofit organizations serving the communities adjacent to Hopkins campuses.
"This effort truly exemplifies how we can work together to ensure individuals and families are taken care of during this ongoing global health crisis and to advance our common mission to sustain the communities of which we are a part," wrote Daniels, Wilson, and Triantis.
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