Washington University employees exceed United Way Goal

Raise $782,000 for 2014 campaign

Washington University in St. Louis employees donated more than $782,000 to the 2014 United Way of Greater St. Louis workplace campaign, surpassing its goal by more than $70,000.

The money will support 170 local agencies that address education, health, hunger, poverty, unemployment and other urgent issues.

Lorraine A. Goffe-Rush, vice chancellor for human resources, said the campaign’s success speaks to the devotion of staff and faculty volunteers and the charitableness of university employees.

“The generosity of our community is why we are where we are,” Goffe-Rush said. “Volunteers across our campuses worked diligently to demonstrate the need and our faculty and staff responded.”

The United Way of Greater St. Louis raised $73 million during its 2014 campaign. Ninety percent of that money will go to local agencies.

“That makes the United Way an effective and efficient way to help the region,” Goffe-Rush said. “Every gift makes a significant impact.”