Friday, November 4, 2011

2,011 in 2011: What number will you be?

HE'S NUMBER 396: Louis Jordan, of
Materials Management, supports the United Way.

In honor of the MGH bicentennial, this year’s United Way Campaign aims to encourage at least 2,011 employees to make a donation of any amount. The hospitalwide campaign, which will run Nov. 7

through 18, raises funds for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.  The 2011 co-chairs are Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD, chief of Psychiatry, and Hilary Marshall, a senior director in the Development Office.

“Serving our community stands alongside clinical care, research and training as a core Mass General mission,” says Rosenbaum. “By supporting the United Way, each of us can contribute and make a difference in support of that mission.”

Pledges can be made in any amount via payroll deduction or as a one-time gift online at addition, donations can be directed to the community impact fund, a targeted fund or one of hundreds of Boston-area agencies. A list of agencies supported by the United Way is available on the MGH United Way Campaign site.

“The United Way helps fund so many local organizations – probably some that are right in your own neighborhood,” says Marshall. “Because the United Way carefully researches, monitors and supports these agencies, you can be confident that your investment is being put to good use.”

As a way to thank employees who donate, a number of prizes will be given away throughout the campaign – for example, a pair of tickets to the Dec. 4 Patriots game or a weekend night stay in a city-view guest room at the Liberty Hotel. Drawings will be held Nov. 10, 14 and 18, so the earlier a donation is made, the better the chances of winning a prize. While on campus, employees who donate should don their United Way pins – available at the Employee Access Center in Bulfinch 107 – to win special spot prizes, such as movie tickets. Employees who donate at least $3 a week, $13 a month or $156 annually also are eligible to join the United Way Caring Club, a program that offers discounts at local restaurants and stores.

To learn more about the campaign and make a donation, visit

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