At King's College, we teach our students to be part of their community, to make a difference and to explore every opportunity to improve themselves and the world around them. As King's faculty and staff members, I know you share this commitment to community both on and off campus.
The annual United Way of Wyoming Valley campaign is a great way for all of us to support our community, and I am pleased to announce that king's will once again be taking part. This year's campaign runs from Monday, Oct. 27th through Wednesday, Nov. 12th.
King's College and United Way of Wyoming Valley have worked together for years to help provide basic health and human services to our friends and neighbors in need. United Way assures that your contribution will be used in the most effective way possible by keeping administrative costs to a minimum. Because local United Way volunteers who truly know and understand our community make funding decisions, help goes where it's needed most.
Last year, United Way contributions from King's faculty and staff members made real differences in the lives of more than 40,000 of our neighbors, including the people whose stories are featured here (www.unitedway.org).
In the spirit of the community, I encourage you to make a gift to this year's United Way campaign. You will soon receive information about how to contribute from the Human Resources Department. (Please remember that King's College offers employees the convenience of giving through payroll deduction.)
Thank you for your consideration and for helping King's College play a leading role in making our community a stronger, healthier place.
Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D.