University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 
December 3, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Z. Ekman, USA Director of Public Relations, (251) 460-6360
            

USA Raises More Than $275,000 for United Way
Largest Employee-Funded Campaign in the Region
 
United Way Campaign
 

The University of South Alabama’s United Way Campaign recently held a reception to celebrate total giving of $275,536, making USA the largest employee-funded campaign for the United Way of Southwest Alabama. 

The United Way contributions came from more than 2,400 USA employees, and a larger number of leadership-level gifts of over $500 were committed this year. The number of leadership-level donors rose to 153 from 127 in 2007, and they represent $134,919 of the total contributions.

In addition, Becky Tate, chief executive of the USA Health Services Foundation, led the recruitment effort to increase the number of female donors in the $1,000-and-up level. The number of USA women participating in the Women’s Initiative Program rose to 26 from 12.

At the Terrace reception are, from left, USA President Gordon Moulton; Terry Harbin, 2008 United Way Campaign Chair; G. Robert Baker, Jr., 2008 United Way Board Chairman; Dr. Richard Talbott, dean of the College of Allied Health Professions and co-chair of the 2008 USA United Way Campaign; Dr. Joseph F. Busta, Jr., USA vice president for development and alumni relations; and, seated at right, Dr. David Johnson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the 2008 USA United Way Campaign; and Angelo Miller, executive director of the United Way of Southwest Alabama.

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