The University of Vermont is committed to leading by example. This is why we are excited to ask you to support United Way of Northwest Vermont during the 2019 Campaign.

    Together, we can make UVM a leading workplace in the annual campaign, and demonstrate our commitment to community engagement and social responsibility.

    Make a Pledge

    Current employees:

    Pay by employee payroll deduction. Making a pledge by payroll deduction is simple; you can set up your payroll deduction pledge online. Your total pledge is deducted in equal installments from all of your paychecks in calendar year 2020.

    Pay by credit card or check. Submit your payment online, or download and complete the employee donation form (PDF).

    Emeritus faculty and retired staff:

    Sumbit your payment online, or download and complete the emereti and retiree form (PDF).

    Strategic priorities

    With the guidance and support of hundreds of community citizens, including many UVMers, volunteers have worked to define five key strategies that represent where this community hopes to see its United Way acting, advocating and investing.

    These five priority areas are:

    Advancing employment

    Advancing financial stability through job training, skills development, access to resources and workplace interventions that help people succeed at work.

    Promoting mental health

    Promoting mental health through prevention – focusing on wellness and resilience – and ensuring access to mental health treatment, crisis services and other supports.

    Supporting families

    Supporting the functioning and well-being of families of all ages through building skills, knowledge, support or access to resources.

    Meeting basic needs

    Ensuring basic needs are met: Housing (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, housing retention, affordable and alternative housing); Food (access to affordable and healthy food); Transportation (providing and reducing barriers to accessing transportation); and Healthcare (reducing barriers to accessing essential services like dental, home visiting, hospice and palliative care).

    Reducing substance abuse

    Reducing substance abuse through prevention (including developing assets and promoting resilience), eliminating barriers to treatment and supporting recovery

    More information

    For answers to some commonly asked questions about the United Way, visit the United Way of Northwest Vermont's website

    If you have any questions about the UVM United Way campaign, please contact one of the following campaign coordinators:

    Mary Provost
    Transportation & Parking Services
    802-656-8012
    Mary.Provost@uvm.edu

    John Sama
    Residential Life
    802-656-0534
    John.Sama@uvm.edu

    The 2019 UVM United Way Campaign is under way.

    As of Jan. 22, 2020, the UVM United Way campaign has raised $83,394.88 in donations and pledges from 251 employees, emeriti faculty and retirees. Help us reach our goal of $130,000 and a 20% participation rate.

    Why support the United Way?

    United Way of Northwest Vermont shares our vision for a resilient, engaged community and takes a strategic approach to achieving the impact we want to see in our community. A powerful catalyst for social change, United Way convenes the public, private and nonprofit sectors to unlock the full value of the support systems this community depends on.