February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021
UofSC Campaign Challenge
Let's join forces with United Way to strengthen our community. Give today and help provide programs and services to local individuals and families who need it most.Give Today
$40,265 pledged so far
Message From President Caslen
Dear faculty and staff, For many years, the UofSC family has been a dedicated partner with the United Way of the Midlands – a partnership I’m proud to support. Beginning today, the United Way campaign provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and administrators to come together and give back to our surrounding community, especially as we continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United Way of the Midlands has served 48,000 people through supported programs and over 14,000 through programs funded since the pandemic began. During these difficult times, we are noticing an increased need for support from our local community. In fact, a large majority of those receiving assistance are first-time recipients, including some members of our university community.
If every employee simply gave $1 per pay period through payroll deduction, the result would be 100% participation and a $144,000 donation that directly impacts the Midlands community. I encourage you to learn more about the UofSC United Way campaign and talk to the ambassador in your unit to learn how you can contribute.
Thank you for all you do to support our community and remember – YOU are the link to our YOUnited Way!
Cheers for a Cause at Capital City Club
Join us at the Club for a community gathering highlighting the incredible work of UofSC United Way Campaign. Make your $10 donation online or at the event and enjoy two complimentary drink tickets and light hors d'oeuvres.
Live Cooking Demonstration with Chef Robert Lybrand
Robert "Robby" Lybrand with the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management has more than 22 years of experience in the restaurant and foodservice industry. During that time he has held many positions such as executive chef, restaurant owner, catering director and food and beverage director. Lybrand has also worked in several different sectors of the foodservice and hospitality industry, including private clubs, corporate restaurants, private restaurants, as well as a corporate theme park restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, in Walt Disney World. NOTE: There are TWO links below -- one to RSVP and one to make your donation. Please remember to do both!
Bid in our Silent Auction
Fellow Gamecocks, we got some really fantastic items for our silent auction. Browse our items and place your silent bid. All bids will support our campaign and will help our Midlands Community.
Thanks to the following sponsors who supported our campaign through our silent auction or live meal demonstration. We appreciate YOU!
- A'ja Wilson
- Barre3 Lake Murray
- College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
- Dawn Staley
- Jim Hudson Lexus Columbia
- UofSC Department of Athletics
- University of South Carolina Bookstore
Recognizing Our Leadership Society Donors
Gifts $500 And Greater
- R. Jason Caskey: $10,000.00
- Bridget Leslie: $500.00
- Arlene Andrews: $500.00
- Mary Alexander: $500.00
- Charles Bloom: $500.00
- Kelli Kenison: $2,000.00
- Derek B. Payne: $2,000.00
- Robert and Marlys Lipe: $1,000.00
Your Gift Matters
$150 Buys Eye Exams and Glasses for 3 Uninsured Patients
$500 Buys School Supply Packages for 50 Students
$1,000 Buys Five Weeks of Meals for Seniors
We do what needs to get done.
Local Help for Local Problems
The United Way has always had a broader mandate to serve the community, which means they're agile enough to address emergency needs like flood relief. And they have the expertise and resources to tackle complex, widespread problems like youth homelessness. Their ability to take on our most important local problems is unmatched.