United Way campaign hits the home stretch

Iowa State is in the final weeks of its 2015 United Way of Story County campaign. Faculty and staff have contributed $337,042 to date, which represents 81 percent of the campaign goal of $415,000. The campaign will continue until Dec. 1.

David Spalding, dean of the College of Business and Iowa State’s 2015 campaign chair, said there still is time to help make a difference in Story County.

"United Way supports local services that meet local needs," Spalding said. "United Way of Story County directly affects the lives of 30,000 people each year through investments and collaborations in the areas of education, income and health."

Employees who need a pledge card should contact their United Way of Story County unit volunteer, or contact the main office, 515-268-5142. Donations also may be made online.

Spalding also thanked employees for their contributions to date. "Every dollar makes a difference, and every gift is greatly appreciated," he said.

United Way of Story County supports more than 90 core programs that meet a variety of basic needs or target areas of unmet need. The organization also funds a grants program for emergency and emerging needs for local organizations.