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 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.
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.