2014 U-M United Way Campaign

Thank you to our faculty, staff and retirees, at the University of Michigan, for again making the U-M United Way campaign a huge success. We are still the biggest charitable campaign of all the Big 10 Schools. Go Blue!

We would also like to thank the U-M United Way Unit Volunteers for their hard work; we couldn’t do it without them.

The campaign would also like to thank U-M Athletics, M-Healthy, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, U-M Musical Society and United Way of Washtenaw for donating prizes to the campaign. For a complete list of prizes and the winners visit the prize page.

Please check back later in 2015 for information regarding next year’s U-M United Way campaign.

4- Star Award Given for 2nd Year in a Row

United Way of Washtenaw County has been awarded the Charity Navigator 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management, and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is America's largest and most utilized independent evaluator of charities. Story on MLive

The University of Michigan Awarded Spirit of Michigan Award

receiving the Spirit of Michigan Award
From left to right: State Rep. Gretchen Driskell,
Jim Kosteva U-M Director of Community Relations, and State Rep. Rebekah Warren with the United Way Spirit Award presented to the University of Michigan in Lansing on Feb. 11, 2014.
Photo credit Becky Shink.

The University of Michigan has been awarded the 2014 Spirit of Michigan Award for large companies by the Michigan Association of United Ways. U-M officials accepted the award at a ceremony Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Lansing.

The award recognizes small, medium and large Michigan companies that demonstrate community engagement strategies in the area of health, income and education. Companies are selected for their leadership in improving Michigan communities and focusing on the common good through corporate and employee engagement. Past winners have included, Ford Motor Co., Consumers Energy and Dow Chemical Co.

Forbes declares United Way in the top 5 All-Star Charities.
Receives top ranking for efficient groups.

"Who deserves your charitable dollars? To help you decide, we’ve calculated the financial efficiency of the 100 U.S. charities that received the most private donations last year. We’ve also picked five all-stars–charities that are reasonably efficient (compared to their peers) and do fine work in their areas. In our tables, fundraising efficiency shows the percentage of gifts left after the expense of soliciting them...." Read More