Contribute to United Way
Thanks to all who contributed during the 2023 United Way Campaign!
Carnegie Mellon has a long-standing tradition of partnering with United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to support life-changing services and programs. Our partnership with United Way reflects our core values of empathy and compassion, dedication, and impact. When you give to United Way, you help the most vulnerable members of our local community meet basic needs such as food and shelter, move toward financial stability, and build success in school and life.
How to Give
- Complete a pledge form [pdf] and send it to HR Services or create an HR ticket and attach the completed form.
- Donations can be made through recurring or one-time payroll deduction, Bill Me, check or credit card.
- Donors can designate a target area or specific organization for all or part of their donation; refer to the Regional Code Book [pdf] for a listing of Contributor Supported Agencies.
- Questions? Contact HR Services.
- Refer to What Your Donation Does [pdf] to see a breakdown of annual gift amounts by paycheck, as well as what United Way is able to accomplish with your donation.
What Your Gift Can Accomplish
- $5 per week helps connect 10 community members to COVID-19 vaccines.
- $4 per week helps seniors learn how to manage chronic health conditions, saving $1,000 in health care costs and creating a healthier older adult population.
- $3 per week connects 10 callers to critical help through United Way's 211 service.
- $2 per week supports efforts to significantly increase on-time registration for an entire kindergarten class.
- $1 per week provides 2 nights of housing in a cold weather shelter for someone without shelter or without heat in their home.
Where do your dollars go?
United Way has a rigorous process to ensure funds raised through workplace campaigns make the maximum impact for our community. This past year, $37.2 million went back into our community to impact lives, including:
- 1.2+ million meals distributed to families
- assistance provided to help 14,000 people with disabilities gain employment through the career transition program
- hundreds of youth-serving agencies connected to critical training to reduce racial, gender and ability inequities and improve emotional well-being
Aftermath of Covid-19: Uncertainty and an opportunity to rebuild more equitably
- Working families still struggle to make ends meet but with assistance can achieve financial stability.
- More families face food insecurity and fear of homelessness than before the pandemic.
- School-age children left behind during the past two years require additional assistance to succeed academically and in life.
United Way is invested in building a strong community. Giving back is more than individual choice. It’s vital to the sustainability of the region we call home. We believe in helping people get meaningful employment, helping families stay healthy and safe, and building brighter futures for our youth.