GVSU kicks off United Way pledge campaign

Heart of West Michigan United Way logo
The support from GVSU faculty and staff help support the United Way's mission in West Michigan.
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Grand Valley’s annual United Way campaign is underway, and faculty and staff can use an online link for donations. 

A designated link for GVSU faculty and staff is available, which leads to the United Way pledge website. One-time or recurring donations are accepted via payroll deduction or credit card.

The fundraising effort concludes November 1. 

David Bair, professor of education and a member of the campaign committee, said he was proud to be a faculty member at a university that embraces its responsibility in community engagement.

“GVSU has grown and developed in partnership with the West Michigan community, and our participation in the United Way campaign is an expression of the ongoing commitment to our community,” said Bair. 

More than 67,000 people received help in 2020, thanks to the services provided by the Heart of West Michigan United Way. 

Through the Community Grant Fund, the Heart of West Michigan United Way provides funding to six areas: housing, food security, family crisis, mental health, financial security and youth education.

Barbie Young, academic coordinator in the Anthropology Department and a member of the campaign committee, said the support from GVSU helps drive the United Way’s mission.

“The United Way campaign at GVSU allows faculty and staff to support an organization that is community focused to invest locally where the needs are the greatest,” said Young. 

“This partnership would not be possible without the generous contributions from our Grand Valley family. We can make a greater impact together.”