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ASU leads in United Way giving campaign

April 29, 2011

Valley of the Sun United Way recognized its many donors, volunteers and advocates at its 2011 Live United Event which took place April 21.

Arizona State University was ranked No. 1 in its category (7,500-9,999 employees) – ahead of corporate donors Chase and Walmart/Sam's Club – for its overall 2010 giving campaign. ASU also was ranked No. 1 in its category for the Top Leadership Giving Campaign.

ASU was recognized for having 70 percent or more of the total gifts invested in the work of the Valley of the Sun United Way. With the help of community donations, Valley of the Sun United Way aims to build "caring communities where individuals and families are successful, stable and secure."

In addition, ASU was among the Top 10 of Tocqueville Society Campaigns; Tocqueville members invest a minimum of $10,000 annually.

"ASU can be very proud of its commitment to and leadership in the United Way campaign," said Christine Wilkinson, senior vice president and secretary of the university and president of the ASU Alumni Association. "So many individuals have been impacted economically in the past few years and I know individuals within our university have been impacted as well. And yet, we have stepped up as an entire university to help those in our community in their own time of need.

"Thanks to everyone for their impact."