HSU Recognized with United Way’s School Campaign of the Year Award


United Way of Abilene presented Hardin-Simmons University with the School Campaign of the Year Award during their annual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

This award is presented annually to a school campus, department, or university that demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment to the mission of the United Way of Abilene during the campaign. The winner is based on the total percentage of employees giving to the campaign and a minimum 5% increase in the total dollar amount raised.

This year, Hardin-Simmons University had a 33% increase in employee giving to United Way’s campaign.

Travis Craver, Director of Chapel and Spiritual Formation, was HSU’s Loaned Executive for the 2018 Campaign. Loaned Executives work with United Way to raise visibility and reach fundraising goals.

Craver quoted Marian Wright Edelman, an American activist for the rights of children who said, “Service is the rent we pay for living.”

“The United Way provides our community with the services and programs that are needed to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable citizens,” Craver said. “That is why we at HSU choose to be a part of the United Way.”

United Way of Abilene Board Members from HSU include Dr. Nancy Kucinski, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Management, and Jenn Waldmann, Director of Alumni and Donor Engagement.

About United Way of Abilene:

United Way of Abilene works to improve lives and empower the community by mobilizing the caring power of West Central Texas. United Way of Abilene supports the work of 24 non-profit Community Partners in the areas of Education, Income, and Health.


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