ISU United Way Campaign


Idaho State University is the single highest donor in Southeastern Idaho for organizations with no company match programs. Last year our generous faculty, staff and students contributed $63,921 to support our community. Help us beat our goal again this year by participating in one or several of our fun challenges and events! We have a variety of ways to donate and win some amazing prizes!

***You can designate your donation dollars to go to any 501C3 tax-exempt entity on the donation form. If you wish to give to an ISU department, on your donation form under the Tax-Exempt Charitable Organization section, write ISU Foundation - then the specific department you wish to support.  For example: 
ISU Foundation - Veteran's Sanctuary or Benny's Pantry.


Dunk Booth

Events Planned:

Dunk the Director - November 14

ITS Bowling Tournament - November 18 and 20

1-4 pm

Pie In Your Face Contest - November 20

See below for more exciting ways to give and to win! Prizes include trips to Grand America in Salt Lake City, iPads, iPads, iPads, and lots of parking spaces!

End of Campaign Drawing - December 5 at 11:00 am Pond SUB Quad Lounge



Ways to Win:

Group Opportunities

Department Challenges

1. Pie in Your Face Contest*: Win an Apple iPad or a 1 Year Parking Space! NEW EVENT!

Thursday, November 20 in the Pond Student Union


Dawn Imel, ITS 11:30                         
Michael Spall, ITS 12:00                
Stacey Marshall, HR 12:30

For $35 a department can enter the contest by nominating a willing participant. The participant can then opt out by paying $20 and providing a willing substitute.  At the event, $5 is all it costs to “pie” the person.  The top two earning departments will earn an Apple iPad (1st place) or a 1-Year Parking Space (2nd place) to raffle off in their department. We will advertise the department volunteers before the actual event so others can come share in the fun of our new Pie in Your Face Contest!

2. Dunk the Director (supervisor or manager)*: Win an Apple iPad or a 1 Year Parking Space!

Friday, November 14 in the Pond Student Union

Dunk the Director Schedule - find out when your director or manager is being dunked!

The top two earning departments will earn a Apple iPad (highest earner) and a 1-Year Parking Space (2nd highest) to raffle off in their department. Only those who donate to the United Way will be eligible to win.

Division Challenges

3. Division Challenge*:

The Top 2 Divisions with the highest dollar amount per capita of giving will win an Apple iPad to raffle off in their division! How does your division win? If everyone in your division gives $1, your per capita amount will be $1. So, to increase your chances of being the winning division, encourage everyone to give a little bit more this year! Not only will it help your division win, but every individual that gives increases their chances to win by every dollar they give. We are encouraging our Division chairs and team captains to come up with fun ways to encourage donating to the ISU United Way Campaign and to help their division win! For this challenge the divisions are Academic Affairs, Arts & Letters, Athletics, College of Business, College of Education, College of Technology, Science & Engineering, Facilities, Finance & Administration, Health Sciences, ISU-Idaho Falls, ISU-Meridian, Library, Pharmacy, Research, Student Affairs, and University Advancement.

Individual Opportunities

4. Shopping is Grand at the Grand America Drawing*: Win 1 of our 2 available trips!

We have two trips available in this drawing for a one night stay at Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City! Includes executive room, $100 shopping credit at the Grand Shops, Afternoon Tea for two, a pedicure for two at the Grand Spa, and complimentary parking. If you aren't into shopping you can also choose Music is Grand, Princess Getaway, Night at the Museum, or Santa and the Grand Package! Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 and will be sold in Human Resources until November 28, at the Dunk the Director and ITS Bowling events. You can also send a check to Human Resources at Stop 8107, or purchase in Human Resources.

5. Payroll Deduct Challenge*: Win a 1 Year Reserved Parking Space - 4 available!

Sign up to donate at least $2 per pay period or $52 through payroll deduction and you will be entered to win one of our 4 available 1-year reserved parking spaces. If your name is drawn you will receive a reserved parking space in front of or near your building. By donating through payroll deduct, giving is easier and less painful on your pocketbook. This challenge is so easy, you won't miss just $2 per paycheck, and your donation will impact someone less fortunate in our community. To enter simply fill out your donation form for payroll deduction or attach a check or cash and give it to your team captain.

Please call us if you have not received a form or click donation form to print one.

6. $100 or More Club Challenge*: Win 1 of 2 available Apple iPads!

Donate $100 or more to get your name into this challenge to win 1 of 2 available Apple iPads. This donation can be made by check, cash or payroll deduction. The odds of winning an iPad are great with this challenge!

7. United Way Challenge*: Win 1 of our many available drawing prizes!

This year, for every dollar you give, you get an entry to win one of many great prizes. Give $10? You'll get 10 chances to win. Give $50? You'll get 50 chances to win. So give more this year! We have a Kindle, One night Yurt Rental, Performing Arts tickets, Athletic Tickets, Massages, Car Detailing, ISU Bookstore Gift Cards, and much more. Participating in our other events automatically enters the participant into this challenge.

The current economic climate, recent layoffs and ongoing needs for Southeast Idaho makes this year's campaign important. Because of corporate sponsorships 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to area programs the United Way sponsors or you can designate eligible 501(c)3 organizations. Contact us for more information.

8. ITS Bowling Tournament:

The ITS department will be holding their annual bowling tournament on November 18 and 20 from 12-4. Choose a team of 4 to enter the tournament for $40 per team entry fee. ITS will send out more information later.

9. Facilities Cookbook Sale

Facilities is once again selling their famous cookbooks. Price is $12 per book. Contact Kim Wright (282-3570 or to purchase. They will make excellent gifts and will be delivered before the holidays.

The ISU United Way Drawing will be held on Friday, December 5, at 11:00 am in the Pond Student Union Quad Lounge. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

* A $100 donation, either by payroll deductions, check or cash, will enter you into the following challenges: 1 Year Reserved Parking Space & Payroll Deduct Challenge, $100 or More Club Challenge, Division Challenge, and the United Way Challenge. The Shopping is Grand Drawing is a separate challenge. For more information see individual events or contact us.

Stacey Marshall at 282-3081 or

Laura Judkins at 282-2519 or

Susan Hengel-Morris at 282-5741 or

*Only those who donate to the ISU United Way Campaign will be eligible to win prizes!

Visit Southeastern Idaho United Way for more information on our local chapter.

What programs do the United Way fund?

What your donation provides?

United Way Videos

Youth Programs supported by your United Way donations

Frequently Asked Questions about the United Way

Donation Pledge Forms

Donate .5%, 1% or more of your gross salary and be eligible for the

Governor's Gold Star or Silver Star Award - more information coming soon!

For more information on what the State of Idaho is doing, click Idaho We Care Campaign. There are ideas for campaign coordinator's, donation pledge forms, .5% and 1% calculator, and other helpful information. To designate a specific cause or other 501(c)3 non-profit organization to receive your donation, be sure to write that in on the bottom of your donation pledge form.

Campaign Ideas - Click link for a list of United Way Campaign Ideas

8 Reasons to Give - Click link for reasons someone might have to donate

Seller Permit - Click link for those selling items at fundraising events


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