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Liberal Arts and the United Way

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The United Way Campaign


Our mission is to improve the quality of the lives of those in our local communities by energizing and inspiring the faculty and staff in our college to make a difference.

We do this in various ways:

  • educating others about the United Way's mission and vision
  • encouraging our community to contribute donations via payroll deduction
  • raising funds by holding special events

Letter from the Current Chairs

Are you interested in helping out those in need in your community?  Do you enjoy energizing and inspiring others?  If you said yes to either of these questions, please consider becoming a member of the Liberal Arts United Way Steering Committee.  We are a group of employees whose mission is to raise money both through encouraging participation in the payroll deduction program and through special events.  Our recent activities included Valentine’s Day flower sales, Office Olympics competitions, and very successful raffles.  If you are unable to commit to regular meetings, please feel free to offer suggestions for an activity or lend a helping hand at one of our events.

The committee meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30am, usually in 502 Keller Building.  Subcommittees for special events also meet at various dates and times throughout the year.

If you would like to volunteer, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your support.

Mark Ivicic and Katy VanAmburg, Co-Chairs

Letter from the Dean

Faculty and staff colleagues,

I am happy to be able to write in support of United Way. I urge each of you to consider making a gift.

Through United Way we can give back to our local communities and to the many people in need in our communities. United Way serves many different groups. We might think first of families in need of food and shelter and of individuals needing attention for their physical or emotional health. But United Way also supports groups that provide constructive activities for young people, literacy training for adults, disability services for all age groups, library services throughout Centre County, and recreational opportunities through support for organizations such as the YMCA. These are just some of the many activities that are enhanced or even sustained by United Way support.

Of course, not all of us use a United Way service each year. But most of us probably use at least one, and even if we do not, it is good to know that these services exist to make our Centre County communities better places to live.

Please join me and members of our Liberal Arts United Way committees and volunteers in supporting the United Way.


Clarence Lang

Where Does the Money Go?

Each year over 100 community volunteers meet with representatives from each partner agency to review their application for funding, program outcomes, financial statements and governance to determine the level of support the agency will receive. This process of allocation ensures that the money that is donated through the annual campaign is going to quality programs.

To view the list of agencies and programs funded by Centre County United Way, please go to:

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