The UB Employees Campaign for the Community started in 1976 as part of the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA). For over 43 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 designed 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,
Coach Felisha Legette-Jack and I are delighted to have the opportunity to serve as chair and vice chair of the 2020 UB Employees Campaign for the Community where “Good Neighbors Meet the Need.” 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. However, this year we face unique challenges within our community that show us our collective support is needed now more than ever.
Many of our neighbors are in desperate need of our help. Our community has been hit hard by the global pandemic as we all feel its impact in different ways. As UB employees, we have the opportunity to help our neighbors, locally and nationally, through this campaign and make a real difference to those in need.
This year, during these extraordinary times, we would like to ask those who have never given before to the Employees Campaign for the Community to please consider becoming a first-time donor. Every dollar donated makes a difference in our community. If you have given in the past, please look to the growing needs of the community amidst the pandemic and consider increasing your gift this year.
Together—as UB Employees— we are good neighbors who come together to meet the need in our community. Please join your colleagues in supporting the 2020 UB Employees Campaign for the Community.
With best regards,
James O'Donnell, PhD
Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chair, 2020 Employees Campaign for the Community
Head Coach, Women's Basketball
Vice Chair, 2020 Employees Campaign for the Community