Notre Dame Workforce Campaign propels United Way campaign forward

Author: Jessica Brookshire


Date:  February 15, 2012

Headline: Notre Dame Workforce Campaign propels United Way campaign forward

Every year local businesses partner with United Way of St. Joseph County to raise funds that are invested into the community. Participating businesses run their own internal workforce campaigns and are the lifeblood to United Way’s annual campaign, accounting for approximately 90% of total funds raised annually. United Way literally could not have the impact it does without the help of local businesses and their employees.

Notre Dame is a longtime supporter of United Way through workforce campaigns and corporate donations and has been the second largest source of campaign contributions for many years. This year we are proud to announce that, despite the challenges of the current economy, Notre Dame exceeded its 2011 campaign goal and was the number one workforce campaign.

Notre Dame employees, serving as workforce campaign managers, worked tirelessly to ensure the success of their fundraising efforts. To motivate faculty and staff, campaign thermometers were posted at the entrances of the campus. Many events were planned and executed, including a Tailgate Toss Tournament, Trivia Night, Rummage Sale, Coin Collection, and much more (see complete event list below). Notre Dame even developed its own Notre Dame/United Way website to make donating as easy as possible. 

Additionally, women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw and men’s basketball coach Mike Brey showed their support by lending their words and likenesses to this year’s campaign posters that were posted throughout the campus. Visit and to view the posters.

United Way is so grateful to have partners like the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame’s stewardship is a wonderful, inspiring example for all the community.  

Notre Dame special events benefitting United Way:

  • Building & Landscape Services Tailgate
  • Tailgate Toss Tournament and Fall Festival
  • Trivia Night
  • South Dining Hall Rummage Sale
  • Compton Opening/Centerplate
  • Library/Radiant Hearth Pizza Sale
  • St. Michael’s Laundry Bake Sale
  • ND Food Services Coin Collection
  • Tailgate/Morris Inn & ND Conference Center
  • ND Food Services Rummage Sale
  • Blue & Gold Blues Event
  • Jeans Day
  • ND Food Services Pie Sales
  • ND Food Services Jeans Day
  • Campus Services – Candy Sales
  • Athletics Playing for Peace Fundraiser

To find out how funds raised for United Way impact the community of St. Joseph County, please visit


United Way of St. Joseph County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating long-lasting change, ensuring all residents have access to the building blocks to a better life: education, income and health. For more information about United Way of St. Joseph County, visit, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @uwstjoecounty.

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