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Find out about the 2016 UC San Diego United Way Campaign.

UC San Diego's United Way 2016 Campaign is Feb. 11 – April 15. This year's theme is "Elevating Every Child & Their Family Toward a Brighter Future."


You can donate in one of 2 ways:

  1. Online: See instructions (PDF).
  2. Paper pledge form: Available through either of these methods:

    Use these instructions (PDF) and UCSD agency codes and/ or San Diego Community Agencies (PDF) to help you complete the paper form.

Campaign Update - Week 9Sue Presley, Jocelyn Pacheco and Lynn Do

Victory lap! Congratulations to the Chancellor’s Office for achieving the highest increase in percentage of participation in the Campaign’s ninth week (April 7 – April 15), with a boost of 4.87%. Pictured are department coordinators Sue Presley, Jocelyn Pacheco and Lynn Do, proudly showcasing the traveling trophy for the Chancellor’s Office. This is the second win for this area during the nine weeks of competition. Stay tuned for another update to announce the overall winning area for the 2016 Campaign.

Campaign features

  • New feature - Participation chart: Track your Chancellor's Office or vice chancellor area's participation in this year's campaign. 
    The chart shows the percentage of employees in each area who have pledged support and will be updated in real time.
  • United Way Campaign videos:
    See a message from United Way leaders about this year's campaign:

Upcoming United Way Special Events

Join UC San Diego in supporting United Way's vision to spark break through community action that elevates every child and family toward a brighter future.  Help raise awareness for a vibrant community built on opportunity for everyone by attending an upcoming United Way special event.

Read the chancellor's message for more details on this year's campaign:

February 11, 2016
Please join me in supporting the 2016 UC San Diego United Way Campaign. This year our theme is “Elevating Every Child & Their Family Toward a Brighter Future.” This is an appropriate theme because over the years, many UC San Diego employees have chosen to care for the needs of the San Diego community with a contribution to United Way. We are grateful that we are able to continue our participation in this worthy cause.

The 2016 UC San Diego United Way Campaign will commence on Thursday, February 11, and will continue through Friday, April 15, 2016. You also may contribute beyond that date.

As you are aware, United Way of San Diego County helps locally based agencies distribute funds and other resources to the people of San Diego County. I am a strong supporter of this cause and I urge you to help us collectively respond to the needs of the many individuals and families within our community. Our Campaign provides the opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Your gift this year will help support various community programs, including those that support academic success including kindergarten readiness, third grade literacy, high school graduation and beyond, through academic supports and family stability throughout San Diego County.

I am proud of our campus community and I applaud those of you who volunteer time, energy and financial resources to this cause. Each of us is critical to the success of UC San Diego’s efforts to be an active member of the San Diego community. For this year’s Campaign to succeed, all of us must become involved and act with our hearts’ compassion.

You can use an electronic process to make your pledge by following the instructions at: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/unitedway. A list of UC San Diego recipient agencies can also be found on this website. If you prefer to make a contribution using a paper pledge form, please contact your Department Coordinator. Your department coordinator’s contact information can be found at: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/unitedwaycoordinators.

On behalf of the United Way of San Diego County and the University, I thank you for your continued support.

With kind regards,

Pradeep K. Khosla
Note: this page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/unitedway