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April 17, 2008

United Way drive nets $601,525

Pitt faculty, staff and retirees raised more than $601,525 for the 2007 United Way Campaign, surpassing the previous year’s total by 8 percent. Faculty and staff donated $565,112 and retirees $28,355; $8,058 was garnered from various special events.

Anne Franks, manager of Pitt’s campaign and manager of human resources administration in Pitt’s Office of Institutional Advancement, said, “The United Way campaign truly impacts southwestern Pennsylvania, and these funds from Pitt faculty and staff will make a world of difference in changing people’s lives right here in Pittsburgh.”

This year’s campaign reflected an increase in the number of donors with more than 250 new donors participating in the campaign, including 11 new leadership gifts of $1,000 or more.

The leadership gift dollar amount increased by 10 percent, bringing the total to $337,638 from 195 individuals. Pitt’s 1,629 donors designated that $259,860 go to the United Way Impact Fund.

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