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UT Charitable Campaign exceeds goal, breakfast set for Jan. 31

Hundreds of University of Toledo faculty, staff and retirees once again helped the institution to exceed its annual UT Charitable Campaign goal, pledging more than $129,000 in contributions to Community Health Charities of Ohio, Northwest Ohio Community Shares, EarthShare Ohio and United Way of Greater Toledo.

“We’re very proud of our campus community and UT retirees for showing ‘Unity for Community’ with their generous donations to improve thousands of lives locally,” said President Sharon L. Gaber.

“UT is fortunate to be a cornerstone institution in Toledo, and so I’m grateful for this strong show of support for all of the fantastic work that’s being done by more than 200 nonprofit organizations throughout our region,” she stated.

“Our contributions will collectively be used to feed and house individuals in need, advance medical research, assist local shelters with animal care and adoptions, provide support to sustain our planet and so much more,” noted Dr. Willie McKether, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and 2018 chair of the UT Charitable Campaign.

Each person who made a donation to UT’s 2018 Charitable Campaign, regardless of the amount, will receive an invitation to a complimentary breakfast buffet hosted by the president; the event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Savage Arena Grogan Room.

Additionally, every donor will receive a thank-you gift at the celebratory breakfast. If you made a donation but are unable to attend, watch for notification of how to receive your gift after the breakfast.