Andrews University United Way Goal Reached!
Thanks to the enthusiasm of our campus employees, Andrews University has surpassed our participation goal and our campaign dollar goal in record time. "I am deeply grateful for the campus spirit of generosity and support. I believe the United Way Campaign is a very visible and powerful way to provide stewardship and support to our community. All locally donated funds are distributed locally," said President Niels-Erik Andreasen. "Andrews University can become the light and salt our neighbors need, right here in Southwest Michigan."
On Thursday, Nov. 15, President Niels- Erik Andreasen made good on his promise to jump into the Beaty Pool in his suit if Andrews employees met the United Way Employee Campaign challenge. In early November, President Andreasen challenged Andrews employees to meet a $10,000 pledge goal with a minimum of 114 employees participating. To date, contributions total $14,280 with 132 employees participating.
President Andreasen wasn't the only one who took a dive. Several others, including Stephen Payne, vice-president for Integrated Marketing & Communication, and Anna Murphy, president of the United Way of Southwest Michigan, made a splash to show their support. Several other Andrews employees, including Dr. Andreasen's executive assistant, Dalry Payne, donned Live United shirts and also jumped into the pool in a show of support for the campaign.