The Faculty & Staff Campaign

Week Five: Building a Nationally Relevant Athletics Program

It’s hard to believe that we have entered the last week of the UH Faculty & Staff Campaign. With your help, we can continue propelling UH to the next level and beyond. While there are many causes that are important to our long-term success, one area that solidifies the University as a cornerstone in our respective communities is our renowned athletics program. The University prides itself on its rigorous pursuit of a nationally ranked athletics program, providing students with opportunities to progress towards meaningful degrees and a rewarding future. Success on the field translates into lifelong lessons that can be applied to both academic and personal pursuits. While benefiting student participants, our robust athletic program forges a strong sense of community and showcases the best of what UH has to offer in terms of our mission and academic portfolio.

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As we near the end of our campaign, be sure and watch out for details regarding a post-campaign celebration.

The University of Houston is on a transformative journey to be a leading public research institution of the 21st century, and all of us can take part by participating in the UH Faculty & Staff Campaign! The Campaign, which runs January 22 through February 23, gives you the opportunity to donate to the area of the University that speaks to your passion.

In concert with the University’s “Here, We Go” Campaign, the UH Faculty & Staff Campaign is centered on five major priorities; Scholarships and Fellowships, State-of-the Art Facilities, Expert Faculty, a healthy, robust Economy and a relevant Athletics program.

As your Campaign Co-Chairs, we are excited to be leading the charge for such an important initiative that bonds us deeper to our mission of educating the leaders of tomorrow. When we give, we are truly paying it forward and creating life-changing opportunities. Our participation sends a powerful message to other individuals, foundations and businesses that we believe in the long-term success of our University and our students.

Everyone’s participation in this year’s campaign will make a difference. It does not matter the size of your gift. Every gift, of any amount, will create significant impact on the students who have placed their faith in us. Let’s show others that UH is worth the investment.

To make a donation to the UH Faculty & Staff Campaign, you may complete your online pledge form today. You can make a one-time gift or donate through payroll deduction (up to 60 months) and also designate the campaign priority of your choice.

For questions about this year’s campaign, please refer to the UH Faculty & Staff Campaign portal at https://giveto.uh.edu/get-involved/faculty-staff/, or you may contact Sophia James at 713-743-7569 or sajames2@central.uh.edu.

Sincerely,

Kathryn M. Tart

Kathryn M. Tart, Co-Chair
Founding Dean & Professor
UH College of Nursing

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Reuben G. Parrish

Reuben G. Parrish, Co-Chair
Assistant Director, Health Education
UH Wellness-Student Affairs & Enrollment Services
Staff Council President

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2018 Faculty & Staff Campaign FAQS

1. Why is faculty and staff giving important to UH?

The $1 Billion Campaign for the University of Houston is the largest fundraising effort UH has experienced in more than 25 years. We have entered an era of unprecedented revitalization and growth that will position us to be even better prepared — in terms of facilities, technology and people — to serve the evolving needs of our students, our community and the world. We all have a stake in UH’s continued progress. Our support will send a powerful message that is sure to inspire potential contributors.

2. Who can participate in the campaign?

All full-time, part-time and adjunct employees are encouraged to participate. Additionally, if you are a UH graduate, your gift to the campaign will also impact the University’s alumni participation rate, which is reported to U.S. News & World Report.

3. How can I contribute to the Faculty & Staff Campaign?

There are several ways. By far the most popular option is payroll deduction. A modest monthly contribution can, over several years, multiply into a sizeable gift. If you prefer, you can also make a one-time gift.

To make your gift: Online at https://giving.uh.edu/uhgivesback/ Through payroll deduction: https://accessuh.uh.edu/index.php Select P.A.S.S. – Payroll & Compensation – Voluntary Deductions – Add Deduction Or print a payroll deduction form at https://giveto.uh.edu/get-involved/faculty-staff/ scan and email to: GPR: giftproc@Central.UH.EDU

Or Mail to:

University of Houston Gift Processing and Records
P O Box 867
Houston, TX 77001-0867

4. Does it matter how much I give?

The goal of the Faculty & Staff Campaign is participation. It’s not about the size of the gift. It’s about the participation rate, and we truly hope we can achieve 100 percent participation. Faculty and staff participation is measured by the number of current full-time faculty and staff donors divided by the total number of current full-time and permanent part-time UH faculty and staff.

5. Is there a minimum amount for payroll deduction?

Yes, there is a $2 minimum for all gifts including cash, check, credit card and payroll deduction gifts
(by pay period).

6. Where can I direct my gift?

Whether you make a gift to support endowments to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, invest in the University’s research enterprise or provide scholarships to ensure deserving students can follow their dreams, you are helping to transform the future of our University.

In fact, all gifts to the University from faculty, staff and retirees will count toward the campaign. So no matter where you direct your contribution, you’ll help UH. A complete list of giving options can be found in the drop-down menu of the Pledge Form on the online giving page at https://giving.uh.edu/uhgivesback/ or through the Payroll Deduction Form in P.A.S.S.

7. Can I give in memory or in honor of someone?

Absolutely. Many people make gifts to UH in memory of a loved one, in honor of a trusted colleague, or in appreciation of a beloved faculty member for the exceptional education they provided.

8. Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes! All gifts to UH through the Faculty & Staff Campaign are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

9. I have already made a gift this fiscal year to my college faculty and staff campaign. Does this count in the campaign?

Yes! All gifts made by UH employees from 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2018 will be counted in this year’s campaign.

10. When will my payroll deduction start?

If you start a new payroll deduction or change a current payroll deduction, the new deduction will begin as HR uploads these changes. (Payroll deduction can take up to 3 weeks to start, based on when the form is received.) To ensure prompt accounting of your gift, we recommend submitting your gift to Gift Processing and Records as noted in #3 of this document.

11. Can I make a gift jointly with my spouse or partner?

Yes! Indicate on the payroll deduction form or the gift card that the contribution is a joint gift and provide your name and the name of your spouse or partner. If your spouse or partner also works at UH, he/she will also receive credit for participation.

12. Will my gift be matched?

If your spouse works for a matching gift organization, your gift can be matched. Simply indicate that information on your pledge form and ask your spouse to complete their company’s matching gift request form.

13. Who knows if I’ve made a gift?

Gift amounts are always confidential and will never be shared with anyone.
You have the option to have your gift recognized/publicized by name only, or you can choose to remain anonymous.

14. What if I leave UH before my pledge is completed?

Your pledge is considered a good-faith intention; it is not considered a debt. We realize that personal circumstances can change. So if you find you need to change your pledge, we encourage you to call the Advancement Office to discuss it with us.

15. Who receives participation credit for my gift?

Each UH employee’s participation is credited to the unit in which they work. Human resources determines where an employee’s employment assignment.

16. How do I make a naming gift?

For a qualifying naming opportunity (endowed scholarships, space naming, etc., a UH Development Officer is available to help. Please contact Sophia James at 713-743-7569 or sajames2@central.uh.edu.

17. If I make a naming gift, do I need to pay it out all at once?

No. Pledges to the campaign can be fulfilled over a period of up to five years. Many have found that fulfilling a pledge over several years can be a great way to make a larger gift to UH than they originally thought possible.

2018 Flyers

Athletics

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Economy

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Facilities

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Faculty

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Student Success

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2018 Participation to Date

Goal 25.5%

View Participation by College/School/Unit

All calculations as of Wednesday, April 18, 2018