UA United Way Drive Reports Largest Giving Total in Campaign History

  • November 30th, 2018

United Way check presentation


UA pep band + cheerleaders + Big Al = Celebration!

They along with more than 100 others were on hand to mark the culmination of UA’s United Way campaign, one that realized the highest dollar giving total in campaign history: $469,483.

As the presentation check was revealed, the final total was displayed on the Jumbotron screens throughout Bryant-Denny stadium where the celebration was held Nov. 28.

UA President Stuart Bell thanked those who worked on the campaign for their efforts in making 2018 another successful year. He gave a special nod to Intercollegiate Athletics, this year’s host, as well as to the Division of Community Affairs, the campus coordinators and all who contributed financially.

“United Way touches so many wonderful organizations,” said UA athletics director Greg Byrne, “and that benefits our community, that benefits our youth, and people who really just need help to do things in their lives that a lot of us take for granted on a daily basis. It’s wonderful that the University supports the United Way. It’s wonderful what the United Way does for our community.”

Marie Robbins, senior associate athletics director and co-chair of the UA United Way campaign, said, “Championship teams have quite a few characteristics. Among them are great talent, working together and maximum effort, and you know we had all of those things here with the teams we put together.

“We were inspired from the beginning with our theme, ‘Champions United: A Tradition of Caring, Serving and Giving.’ We embraced that as a host division.”

Visit the campaign headquarters page to view photos from the event.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.