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UK-United Way Campaign Continues

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2018) — The University of Kentucky United Way campaign continues through Oct. 31.   

For over 96 years, the nonprofit United Way of the Bluegrass has been a leader and motivator for solutions for education, basic needs and financial stability for families in the Bluegrass.

The organization's mission is to create opportunities for families for a better life, hoping to reach their Big Bold Goal of more than 20,000 families be self-sufficient by 2020. Their focus is helping supply families with basic needs, student success, education and financial stability.

UK holds a fundraising campaign for United Way every October. To date the university has raised more than $4.2 million. Last year UK raised over $240,000. This year the goal is to raise $250,000.

University employees who are interested in helping with this year’s campaign have a quick and efficient option to make a donation through the myUK portal. Simply visit myUK and click on the Employee Self Service tab to begin a United Way pledge. Employees can also donate through

The campaign runs through the entire month of October, but you will be able to give year-round by contacting UK-United Way campaign coordinator Shakiyla Davis. For additional information, including campaign updates and resources, please visit:

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue