EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma staff and faculty raised $68,079 for the 2013 United Way campaign.
That's a 13.5 increase over the 2012 campaign, exceeding the university's $60,000 goal and showing a commitment to leadership in civic and community engagement, officials said.
More than 40 percent of the university's full and part-time faculty and staff contributed.
“The success of UCO's 2013 United Way campaign can largely be attributed to the focus on the easy giving plan of payroll deduction and the willingness for the UCO family to embrace and address the needs of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area,” said Rob Howard, director of project management for Student Affairs at the university and co-chair of UCO's campaign.
Martha Brennan, the women's track coach, was the co-chair.
UCO is the United Way of Central Oklahoma's largest higher education partner. The United Way supports 130 community programs at 62 partner agencies that provide vital resources to those in need in central Oklahoma.
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For more information about the United Way campaign, go to www.uco.edu/unitedway.