The NYU Combined Campaign kicks off this November in an effort to raise financial support from full-time employees for the NYU Community Fund and the United Way of NYC.
NYU employees can help support the NYU Combined Campaign by making a tax-deductible contribution simply by visiting the website. Employees can choose to lend their support to the NYU Community Fund, the United Way of NYC or both, and can elect to make a pledge via payroll deduction, or to make a one-time pledge with a personal check or credit card.
In this difficult economy, many nonprofit organizations are facing tough challenges as they cope with rising human needs, said Bill Pfeiffer, director of the Combined Campaign. Even small donations can help to ensure that they will continue to provide critical services to our most vulnerable neighbors. Now more than ever, our continued support of this important tradition at the university is crucial, Pfeiffer said.
During the 2008-2009 fundraising year, NYU employees made donations totaling $103,000 to the NYU Community Fund to support 78 community-based organizations in Lower Manhattan. In addition, employee contributions to the United Way totaled over $28,000. Since the Combined Campaign began 27 years ago, members of the faculty, administrative and clerical staff of NYU have raised and distributed over $2,200,000.
The organizations that are supported by the Campaign are dedicated to such purposes as: encouraging at-risk young people to stay in school, providing services for the elderly, feeding the hungry, supporting projects for the visually impaired, persons with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease and other health problems, and sustaining literacy, tutorial and tenants rights programs.
The NYU Combined Campaign ends January 15, 2010.