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United Way- Why I Give

November 1, 2021
Stacey Marshall

Colleagues and friends…it’s time for our annual  ISU United Way Campaign! Idaho State University faculty and staff have been supportive of this voluntary campaign for many years. Your generosity has been amazing and your dollars have supported the communities where you work and live. The United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County, United Way of Treasure Valley, and the United Way of Southeastern Idaho use these funds to support agencies in their area. Through the many years I have been the chair of the United Way campaign I offer my thanks for all you have done to support your communities! ISU supports all of our employees and your personal choices in charitable giving. The annual United Way Campaign is one optional pathway for you to make a contribution to your charity of preference, but you are under no obligation to do so.

Why I Love the ISU United Way Campaign!

Why do I choose to be the chair of this campaign each year (it’s not because I have to!) and why is it important to me to give and help others? Many years ago as a newly divorced mom of four young children, with no support, I knew that I needed an education which, thankfully, brought me to ISU. Those times were tough and the struggles were real. People rang the doorbell at Thanksgiving and Christmas and there on our doorstep were all the fixings for a wonderful meal for my family! We were supported in many other ways! With hard work, the help of others and my college education, our lives improved. I will always be proud and thankful to be an ISU Bengal! Small things can change a life, strengthen a soul, and give courage to others to work hard for themselves, their education and their families. Some people need medical help, food, housing and other support. Several of my family members have used services that are supported by the United Way. Giving back is my way of thanking all those who helped me and my family members in our time of need. To learn more, check out our ISU United Way Campaign page.

Did you know that:

*Because of corporate sponsorships, 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to the area programs the United Way supports. You can also designate your funds to any 501(C)3 organization under the Tax-Exempt Charitable Organization section of the 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 - ISU Meridian Scholarship Fund, ISU Veterans Student Services or ISU Benny's Pantry.

Chance to win a Kindle!

As an incentive we will have a Kindle drawing for each site in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Meridian and Pocatello. All donors will be eligible to win! Disclaimer: Drawing Items are considered taxable. We would like to thank Lookout Credit Union for their generous donation of Kindles for our drawing. 

Ways to Donate:

  1. Payroll Deduction: To donate through payroll deduction please use this donation link to electronically complete your form through DocuSign. You need to fill out your name and email, then click Begin Signing and then you will see the form to add in your donation. Upon completion, a copy will go to HR, Payroll, United Way and you (the donor). 
  2. Cash or Check: If you wish to donate by cash or check, please download and print the donation form through this link. Please do not send cash/checks through campus mail. Deliver the form and your donation to:
    • Pocatello,  Human Resources department, Administration Building, Room 312
    • Idaho Falls, Karen Larsen in the Bennion Student Union
    • Meridian, Front Office                    
  3. 2021 ISU Calendar Sale: ISU Facilities is selling their famous ISU Calendars for 1 for $10, or 2 or more for $9 each.  For more information on the calendars, contact Kim Wright at 208-282-3570/ Pre-order before November 20 with this calendar link.

For questions or comments, please email or call 208-282-3081.



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