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Dear Colleagues:

Please join me in supporting our Combined Giving Campaign, which supports both the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati. We participate annually in this campaign with the goal of making community giving as convenient as possible for you. These two organizations serve hundreds of thousands of area residents and invest millions of dollars to assist the most vulnerable among us. This campaign is specifically structured to bring together the collective power of these organizations in one concentrated giving effort.

Every gift, no matter its size makes a difference. By pooling our collective resources through many small gifts, we impact our community and help those in need. For example, a donation of $1 a week can feed three hungry people for that week. In this region alone, we have 100,000 families living in poverty, which includes 1 out of every 3 children.

I hope you will join me in contributing this year at whatever level you choose. If you can’t give financially, there are other ways to get involved, such as short and long term volunteer options.

You should have received a personalized link from earlier offering you the opportunity to contribute to United Way. Online pledging is handled through the ePledge system and can be initiated by clicking on the personalized link provided in your email. You can learn more about the efforts of United Way of Greater Cincinnati at

Giving to Community Shares is also easy and convenient. Simply visit to make your online pledge. You can learn more about the great work they do at

Both online pledge systems are available now. Our campaign runs from October 17 – October 26.

Thank you in advance for supporting the important work of United Way and Community Shares.



Ashish K. Vaidya, Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
800 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: 859-572-5123
Fax: 859-572-6696