Campaign for the Community

About the Campaign

The UB Employees Campaign for the Community started in 1976 as part of the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA). For over 45 years, the campaign has given all university employees and retirees a way to make a meaningful contribution to charitable organizations worldwide.

Our campaign consistently ranks among the most successful of its kind among the nation’s colleges and universities. UB donors can choose to contribute to any of more than 2,800 health, human service, educational, environmental and cultural organizations. Historically, over 80 percent of the money raised through the campaign has been designated for agencies in the Buffalo-Niagara region. These donations help tens of thousands of our fellow community members by providing services that align closely with UB’s priorities for community engagement in the areas of health and wellness, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and pre-K-16 education.

Dear UB Colleagues,

We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve as chair and vice chair of the 2022 UB Employees Campaign for the Community. Thanks to your tremendous support, the University at Buffalo has a proud and longstanding history of sponsoring one of the nation’s most generous university employee giving campaigns. This year, through our combined gifts, we have the opportunity to once again demonstrate how deeply we value our community and support the organizations that make it a better place.

The Campaign for the Community gives university faculty and staff an easy way to make charitable contributions to their preferred community organizations and nonprofits, including a wide variety of organizations rendering services to health, education, welfare and recreational programs in the Buffalo Niagara region and beyond.

Contributions from our faculty and staff make a profound difference in the lives of our friends, families, and community members. We all benefit when families are financially stable, when our children have the educational opportunities to achieve their potential, when members of our community are in good health, when our neighborhoods are thriving, and when we all have the tools to enable us to live full and independent lives. Strong communities are built gift by gift through your significant generosity.

With your gift to this year’s campaign, we will Build Stronger Futures Together in our community and beyond. We hope you will join your colleagues with your enthusiastic support for the 2022 UB Employees Campaign for the Community. 

With best regards,

Ann M. Bisantz, PhD
Dean of Undergraduate Education, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Chair, 2022 UB Employees Campaign for the Community

Brian Hamluk, EdD
Vice President for Student Life
Vice Chair, 2022 UB Employees Campaign for the Community

Dean Ann Bisantz, VP Brian Hamluk.