Saturday night (11/6/10) marked the 4th season win for the Yale men's hockey team and the 1st chance for students, parents, and hockey fans to try out the new text-to-give option for Yale/United Way's "Give Every Child a Chance" campaign. With a sold-out crowd, there was a lot of energy in the rink!
Yale University’s second annual “Chili Throwdown” raised over $2,400, more than twice the amount raised last year. Proceeds for the event that took place Friday, November 5, 2010, went to United Way. Chili was made by Yale staff members and students across campus, and with a minimum $5 donation at the door, guests could sample as many chili entries as they wished.
Cynthia Farrar from Yale University speaks with JR Logan from United Way about her aspirations to have people connect across their differences.
Yale University hosted a book drive which ran from Sept. 7 until Sept. 30 as part of the United Way Day of Caring and will give 10 percent of the profits from the books to New Haven Reads, which provides books to elementary and middle school students. Books are Fun — a Louisville, Colo.-based subsidiary of Reader’s Digest — provided the more than 200 books on sale at the fair. The selections at the fair covered a broad spectrum of topics, from the Berenstain Bears to literature on the great unknowns of outer space.
Yale University kicked-off their 2010-2011 United Way Campaign on Wednesday morning with a volunteer champion's training session, followed by an evening Leadership Reception at the Yale Peabody Museum. Hosted by University officers, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs, followed by a short program in the Auditorium. Provost Peter Salovey welcomed guests and spoke on the importance of the Yale/United Way partnership, while other speakers offered information on poverty in the area and United Way's role in creating positive change in the community.
On June 22nd, the community celebrated the success of the 2009-10 campaign. We took the opportunity to thank all our campaign volunteers. The event also recognised the leadership of Diane Turner, 2009-10 Campaign Chair, and Yale University's commitment to our community with special guest, Yale President Richard Levin. The event was well attended with over 170, volunteers, buisness leaders and partners in the room.
“The University is pleased to support the United Way and its many good works. I want to especially thank Diane Turner and our more than 100 ‘United Way Champions’ on the University staff who lead the United Way campaign at Yale each year.”
- Richard Levin, Yale University President