Wayne State University

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Previous Combined Charitable Contributions Campaigns

2011 Campaign

Thank you to everyone who contributed and supported the 2011 Combined Charitable Contributions Campaign. Your commitment to the community is truly appreciated and made a lasting impact to those in need in our community.

2010 Campaign

We are excited and pleased to announce that we surpassed our goal for 2010's campaign of collecting $125,000. Wayne State employees pledged or contributed over $142,500.00 with more than 700 donors participating in this year's campaign.

About the Combined Campaign

For more than 20 years, Wayne State University has supported the community through the Combined Charitable Contributions Campaign. This year the campaign began on October 14 and ended November 20. Robert R. Frank, M.D., executive vice dean of the School of Medicine, was this year's campaign chair. The charitable organizations participating in the campaign were the Black United Fund and United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

About the charitable organizations

United Way provides our community with an independent safety net of health and human services by supporting a number of community service agencies. The Black United Fund is a community-based resource center that assists community efforts through referrals, funding, consultation and/or technical assistance. Both organizations provide numerous community service programs through a large network of volunteers and donors. These programs include drug abuse counseling and education, job training and placement, services for the elderly and for victims of domestic violence, recreational activities for children, small business support and services and many other community outreach activities.

Warriors that care (list of campaign participants)

2009 Campaign

The University's 2009 Combined Charitable Contributions Campaign started on October 1, 2008 and ran through November 26, 2008. Dean Sharon L. Vasquez, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, chaired this year's campaign.

We are excited and pleased to announce that we surpassed our goal for this year's campaign of collecting $125,000. Wayne State employees pledged or contributed over $142,000.00 with more than 900 donors and 238 departments participating in this year's campaign. Given the bleak state of Michigan's economy, we are very proud that the Wayne State employee community exceeded our expectations and reached deeply into its pockets to provide assistance to those less fortunate.

The campaign benefited United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) and the Black United Fund (BUF). United Way provides our community with an independent safety net of health and human services by supporting a number of community service agencies. The Black United Fund is a community-based resource center that assists community efforts through referrals, funding, consultation and/or technical assistance. Both organizations provide numerous community service programs through a large network of volunteers and donors. These programs include drug abuse counseling and education, job training and placement, services for the elderly and for victims of domestic violence, recreational activities for children, small business support and services, and many other community outreach activities.

2008 Campaign

The University’s 2008 Combined Charitable Contributions Campaign ran from October 30, 2007 through the end of November.  Frank Wu (who at the time of campaign was the dean of the university’s Law School) chaired the 2008 campaign. 

New for the 2008 campaign was the “e-Way” donation system for giving to United Way and Black United Fund.  The web-based system allowed for continued donation by payroll deduction and also permitted donation by check, PayPal, stocks and billed invoicing.  United Way research  into local giving partners currently using the e-Way system confirmed participation in e-Way showed significant increases over time in giving. 

Wayne State employees pledged or contributed over $119,000.00.

Charitable Giving from 1998 - 2005