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,
Dean Bisantz and I are thrilled to serve as chair and vice chair of the 2021 UB Employees Campaign for the Community. The University at Buffalo has a proud and longstanding history of being among the nation’s most generous universities, based on employee giving, thanks to your tremendous support for this campaign.
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, welfare and recreational programs in the Buffalo Niagara region and beyond.
Contributions from university employees make a difference each and every day in the lives of our neighbors, friends, families, and community members. We all benefit when families are financially stable, when our children have the opportunities to achieve their potential, when the members of our community are in good health, when our neighborhoods are thriving, and when all of us have the tools to enable us to live full and independent lives. Community is built kindness through kindness, gift by gift, inside and outside of UB through this campaign.
Together we will make our community stronger. Together we will create opportunities for a better life for all. Together—as UB Employees— we will make a difference. We hope you will join your colleagues in lending your enthusiastic support for the 2021 UB Employees Campaign for the Community.
With best regards,
Head Coach, Women's Basketball
Chair, 2021 UB Employees Campaign for the Community
Ann Bisantz, PhD
Dean of Undergraduate Education, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Vice-Chair, 2021 UB Employees Campaign for the Community