Campus fundraising events benefit United Way

United Way's 2017 fundraising campaign kicked off Sept. 8 with "Day of Caring" community service projects. Iowa State, led by campaign chair Pete Englin (assistant vice president, student affairs), leadership chair Laura Jolly (dean, College of Human Sciences) and a host of volunteer coordinators across campus, is striving to raise $415,000 this year.

United Way of Story County supports education, income and health initiatives that impact more than 30,000 community members. Last year, ISU raised more than $438,000.

Colleges, departments and units are planning events to meet their fundraising goals, including the following list of activities open to all members of campus. More event will be added as details are finalized. Employees who choose to contribute to the United Way receive four complimentary women's basketball tickets and a lapel pin.

2017 United Way fundraising events

  • Raffle ticket sales ($5), for a week's pass to three Morrill Road parking spots, through Sept. 22 (4 p.m., 1550 Beardshear), senior vice president and provost's office
  • Silent auction, Sept. 12-19 (12:30 p.m., General Services main corridor), facilities planning and management
  • Online auction, Sept. 15-Oct. 6, student affairs division
  • Food drive (nonperishable items), Sept. 18-Oct. 20 (134 College of Design), College of Design
  • Pizza lunch and putting challenge, Sept. 19 (11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., General Services vending room), facilities planning and management
  • Book sale, bake sale and derby race, Sept. 20 (1:30-3:30 p.m., 301 Spedding), Ames Laboratory
  • Pizza and pop sale, Sept. 22 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., College of Design atrium), College of Design
  • Picnic, games and auction, Sept. 22 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Extension 4-H Building patio), ISU Extension and Outreach
  • Bake sale, Sept. 27 (8:15 a.m. until sold out, 1550 Beardshear), senior vice president and provost's office
  • Chills for the Bills, vote for individual who will get drenched with ice water, Sept. 28-Oct. 10 (noon, 1200 and 2200 Gerdin), College of Business
  • Book sale, Sept. 28 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., Curtiss rotunda and Molecular Biology atrium), College of Agriculure and Life Sciences
  • Book sale, Sept. 29 (8 a.m.-2 p.m., Curtiss rotunda), College of Agriculure and Life Sciences
  • Online auction, Sept. 29-Oct. 6, College of Human Sciences
  • Online auction, Sept. 29-Oct. 6 (3 p.m.), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Online auction, Oct. 2-13, College of Engineering
  • Food truck fundraiser, use coupon at participating campus locations, Oct. 2-20, student affairs division
  • Bake sale, Oct. 5 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., College of Design atrium), College of Design
  • Bake sale, Oct. 6 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., College of Design atrium), College of Design
  • Chili feed and bake sale, Oct. 6 (11 a.m.-2 p.m., 136 Union Drive Community Center), residence department
  • Chili cookoff ($5), Oct. 13 (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 302 Catt), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Pizza and pop sale, Oct. 20 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., College of Design atrium), College of Design