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Win Big by Donating to University of Kentucky United Way Campaign

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2019)  During the month of October, the University of Kentucky is collaborating with United Way of the Bluegrass in its annual campaign to raise money to provide support to families in need throughout Central Kentucky. To reward university employees for their generous donations and support, UK and United Way of the Bluegrass will be giving away thank-you gifts.

To be eligible, participants must be an active faculty or staff member of the university. Participants will automatically be entered in the drawing by donating via payroll deduction and only need to enter once for a chance to win..

Simply visit the Employee Self Service tab on myUK, click the Giving link (located at the bottom right) and give to your favorite agency. 

Participants wishing to donate via credit card, cash or check, can visit the Make a Pledge page for specific instructions. If an employee has already donated via credit card, cash or check, you can enter the drawing by completing this form.

The drawing schedule is as follows:

Oct. 18 by 11:59 p.m. to be eligible to win:

- Two (2) tickets to a University of Kentucky Men's Basketball home game.

- University of Kentucky swag item.

Oct. 25 by 11:59 p.m. to be eligible to win:

- Two (2) tickets to a University of Kentucky Men's Basketball home game.

- University of Kentucky swag item.  

Nov. 1 by 11:59 p.m. to be eligible to win:

- Two (2) domestic airline tickets.

UK and United Way of the Bluegrass appreciate employee support.

If you have questions regarding the UK-United Way Campaign or United Way of the Bluegrass, please contact the UK-United Way Campaign Coordinator.


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