CINCINNATI – March 16, 2016 – The University of Cincinnati Foundation today announced the launch of its industry-leading UC Faculty & Staff Campaign with an unprecedented goal of 75 percent participation – or three out of four employees giving back.
“The University of Cincinnati has one of the country’s most successful faculty and staff annual giving campaigns,” said UC Foundation President Rodney Grabowski. “When you have three out of four employees giving back to UC, it’s a testament to the institution and indicative of where it’s headed. Thank you to the UC family for giving back in such a big way.”
The annual fundraising campaign known as “UC the Impact,” is a difference maker for both the university and Greater Cincinnati community. For 11 years, the internal fundraising campaign has benefited student scholarships, world-renowned research, vital programming, endowed chairs, athletics, the arts and more.
“I am so proud of University of Cincinnati’s world-class faculty and staff for their incredible generosity and passion over the years,” said UC President Santa Ono. “When I speak with other university leaders around the country, they are amazed by the percentage of employees who give back at UC. Most tell me their numbers hover around 30 to 40 percent. I’m not surprised by our number – UC employees are some of the hardest working and generous people I know.”
The campaign officially kicked off March 9 with a volunteer breakfast hosted by campaign co-chairs Neil MacKinnon, PhD, dean of UC’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, and Carol Tonge Mack, UC’s assistant dean of recruitment and retention initiatives. UC faculty and staff are encouraged to make a gift to the area of their choice at uc.edu/impact
before the campaign ends June 30. Gifts can be made online
, by check or payroll deductions, or by calling the UC Foundation at 513-556-6781.
Last year’s campaign raised a record $13.9 million for UC, and participation was at an all-time high of nearly 73 percent. Gifts were counted during the 2015 fiscal year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) and included gifts from current, retired, emeritus and former UC faculty and staff.