2003 United Way of Southwest Alabama fund-raising campaign is underway, and the
University has pledged its support with plans to raise $211,569 by Oct. 22.
Way of Southwest Alabama Inc. provides funds for 56 health and human service organizations
in Mobile, Clarke and Washington counties. Some of their services include caring
for the homeless and hungry, helping children and families in crisis, supporting
the disabled, and providing drinking and drug prevention programs.
are all asked to contribute to a variety of worthy causes, University President
Gordon Moulton said. However, I encourage you to support the United Way,
an agency that focuses on local community needs and with assurance that your dollars
are used for the programs you wish to support.
causes that the United Way supports are critical to the framework of our community,
to USAs United Way Key Person Carla Morgan, business manager in Facilities,
Planning and Construction, the University family continues to be a valued supporter
of United Way agencies.
percent of USAs employees participated in USAs United Way drive last
year, which raised $201,494. The Universitys 2003 goal exceeds last years
contribution by $10,075 and is hoped to bring the non-profit organization closer
to its $6.2 million goal.
are inspired by the generosity of the employees of the University and the positive
impact the University has had on the United Way," Morgan said.
Joseph Busta, vice president for development and alumni relations, said the Universitys
contribution has grown increasingly important.
University of South Alabama has traditionally been a leader in United Way fund-raising
efforts, and our participation is especially important this year in light of state
budget cuts and tough economic times.
the help of USA employees, the United Way can continue to provide the services
that will make a difference in the lives of so many.
more information on the Universitys United Way campaign, contact Morgan