cornholefinalround

If you’ve enjoyed (or missed!) the excitement of the first two rounds of the Annual United Way Cornhole Tournament, Friday is your last chance to spend an afternoon cheering on friends and coworkers, having a fabulous lunch and taking your chances on some exceptional raffle prizes.

The original 32 “funraising” teams have been narrowed to eight, and the finalists are:

  • Tunak Tunak Tun (Angela Harguess and Jennifer Mansfield — GOEE)
  • Open Chromateam (Rene David and David Nyer — SBHSE)
  • Blu (Mia Kroeger and Terry Alford — SEMTE)
  • Engineering Your Defeat (Shawn Rudnick and Michelle Couch — CIDSE)
  • Beer Break! (Jordan Thomas and Jim Daniels — FS Accounting, Marketing Hub)
  • Better Call JnM (Jamie Thomas and Margaret Acosta — Academic and Student Affairs)
  • The Corn Colonels (Taylor Hearn and Paul VanGilder — SBHSE)
  • Soker (Mike Sever and Brian Volker — SSEBE Academic Services)

Join the fun:

Friday, October 28, 2016
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Engineering Center G-wing (ECG) patio, Tempe campus [map]

Arizona State University named among Live United Top 20

ASU has been named one of 20 organizations that play a critical role in ensuring kids succeed, ending homelessness and hunger and increasing the financial stability of families in Maricopa County. The Top 20 makes an impact through fundraising, volunteerism or providing expertise and resources.

Choose your cause

You can choose to designate your contribution to your favorite charity (national or local), or you can allow United Way to use your gift to meet the three critical needs identified for our community:

  1. Ensure Children and Youth Succeed
  2. End Hunger and Homelessness
  3. Increase the Financial Stability of Families and Individuals

Because United Way has long-standing partnerships with hundreds of local agencies, it has created and provides funding for a network that delivers both urgent and long-term support for families in our community.

Helping the Working Poor tax credit ($400 individual, $800 couple)

The Helping the Working Poor Fund provides job-skill training, affordable childcare, educational opportunities and more to Maricopa County’s working poor — families with low-wage jobs that can’t make ends meet. Your 2017 contribution to this program entitles you to a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for your 2017 Arizona Income Tax. To make a difference in our community and take advantage of this credit:

  • Direct your pledge of up to $800 for a married couple or $400 for an individual to United Way’s Helping the Working Poor Fund
  • Provide your name, home address and phone number on your pledge form in order to receive acknowledgement for your tax records

This program lets you decide how a portion of your Arizona tax dollars will be spent.  For more information, call Valley of the Sun United Way at 602-631-4800.

Weekly roundup

The Fulton Schools has raised $35,000 in pledges and has two departments with 80 percent participation rates — Graduate Research Services and Engineering Development. We have one month remaining to meet our goal of $45,000 and 100 percent participation.

Participation in Cornhole Tournaments, Chili Cook-Offs and Bake Sales are each important ways ASU faculty and staff contribute to United Way. Now make sure your participation counts. If you haven’t done so, please complete the pledge form whether or not you make a contribution. Go to My ASU and complete the online process, or download the pledge form and send it to Mail Code 1304 or turn it in to your United Way representative.

 Are you planning a United Way event?

If your Fulton Schools department has an upcoming event you’d like to share, send your announcement to Terry Grant in Engineering Communications at theresa.grant@asu.edu.

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