United Way 2008: What You Need to Know
Q. What is significant about this year's
United Way campaign?
A. The campaign is going "green" — pledge packets will
not be handed out this year. Online pledging
is encouraged using the secure and confidential eWay system,
which has been upgraded so that donors
can log on using their JHED ID and password. Donors can pledge
Q. What is the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, and how
can I donate to it?
A. The Neighborhood Fund was created in 2007 to support
nonprofit organizations that serve
communities in close proximity to Johns Hopkins campuses and that
are associated with Johns Hopkins
through employee and/or institutional involvement. Designations
made to the Neighborhood Fund will
assist selected organizations build stronger neighborhoods by
addressing targeted community needs;
grants will be awarded based on guidance from Johns Hopkins
employees with a focus on five keys
areas: community revitalization, education, employment, health
and public safety.
Designations can be made to the Neighborhood Fund by using
the "Invest Your Donation"
section of the eWay online pledging system.
Q. I'm active in a nonprofit organization. How can I
request a grant from the Johns Hopkins
A. Guidelines and funding applications are available online at:
web.jhu.edu/uw/NeighborhoodFund.html or can be requested from
the Office of Faculty, Staff
and Retiree Programs at 410-516-6060.
Q. With the economy in the shape it is, why should I
A. Small donations, when given by many, can have the greatest
impact. Dollars contributed to the
United Way campaign are distributed where they will do the most
good for the entire community.
Partner agencies provide services aimed at helping everyone in
need. Perhaps you, a member of your
family, one of your neighbors or a co-worker has benefited from
services supported by United Way, or
may be in the future.
Q. How do I know where the money goes?
A. United Way of Central Maryland publishes an annual report,
and the results of the first year of
funding through the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund are published
online. Both can be viewed on the
campaign Web site,
Q. How can I get involved?
A. Whether or not you feel you can donate, there are plenty of
opportunities to help with the many
events being held to raise money for United Way. Join in the
campaign's movement this year to "Live
United." Consider helping your school or divisional campaign
coordinator run one of the listed events,
or volunteer for one of the United Way or Neighborhood Fund
Mark Your Calendars
Johns Hopkins University Block Party
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Levering Plaza (inclement weather location: Glass
Admission free with online pledge thank you page or
completed pledge form, $5 otherwise
Bloomberg School of Public Health Coffee Giveaway
Thursday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Free with completed UW pledge form
School of Education Kick-off
Thursday, Oct. 23,
Education Building and Columbia Center
Leadership Lunch (by invitation), with guest speaker Denise
Koch of WJZ-TV
Friday, Oct. 24, noon to 1:30 p.m.,
Levering's Great Hall, Homewood
School of Education Walk for United Way
Friday, Oct. 24, time TBA
Bloomberg School of Public Health Breakfast Giveaway
Thursday, Oct. 30, 8:30 to 10 a.m.,
Columbia Center Chili Cook-Off
Friday, Oct. 31, time TBA
Bloomberg School of Public Health Soda Giveaway
Thursday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Free with completed UW pledge form
6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Bake-Off
Friday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Levering's Glass Pavilion, Homewood
Universitywide Community Service Project
Sponsored by the Whiting School of Engineering
Saturday, Nov. 15, time TBA
Wyman Park Dell
Bloomberg School of Public Health Happy Hour and
Friday, Nov. 21, 4 to 6 p.m.
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