UAH wraps up successful 2014 United Way campaign


The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) United Way Campaign completed another successful year with contributions totaling $53,395.

According to campus coordinator Lisa Carter Rivers, the 2014 total reflects a three percent increase in funds donated, and a 28 percent surge in staff/faculty participation. Rivers, is an employment associate in the UAH Office of Human Resources. The department has served as sponsor of the university's campaign for the second consecutive year.

A special feature of the 2014 campaign was an opportunity to win prizes. The winners were:

  • Ellise Adams (College of Nursing) — recipient of the free 2015 UAH Parking Permit
  • Department of Biological Sciences — greatest increase in faculty/staff participation (Lashun Lanier, coordinator), the office wins a Dunkin' Donuts breakfast,and Lanier wins two tickets to the two tickets to the Monaco Theater
  • Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development — largest percentage increase in donations — (Debby Griffith, coordinator), the office wins a pizza lunch, and Griffith wins two tickets to the Monaco Theater
  • Business Services — most creative way to raise money — (Vicki Woods, coordinator), Woods wins two tickets to a UAH hockey game, to be viewed in the President's Box

This year United Way Worldwide celebrates 127 years of service. According to United Way reports, in 2013 more than $1 million dollars was dispensed locally, among need-based initiatives.

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Joyce Anderson-Maples