University Libraries supports Centre County United Way!

University Libraries staff and faculty show support for United Way outside Pattee Library

University Libraries staff and faculty show support for United Way outside Pattee Library

Last week, UP Libraries employees posed for a group photo to show our support of the Centre County United Way. The photo is part of the #LIveTheShirt social media fundraising event. For every #LiveTheShirt media post, the CCUW received $25 from a targeted gift. Each share received $15 and $1 for each like or comment.

On Thursday afternoon I posted the photo, tagged my friends, and made it public ($25.) By Friday afternoon it has 14 shares ($210), 3 comments and 45 likes ($48.) That’s $283 from just my post!  The photo has been posted by many employees who also have shares and likes and comments. The photo has gone viral all for a good cause.  Feel free to post to your social media (making it public) and watch the money roll in!

The United Way provides Health, Financial Stability and Educational assistance to our Centre County neighbors. Whether it’s the Food Bank, after school programs, job retraining or health care, we all benefit when our neighbors stable.

Consider some of your small expenses like a cup of coffee. Just one $5 cup of coffee per week gives 25 meals to a family of four.

At University Park, you should have received a payroll deduction form in the mail. If you give monthly through payroll, Thank you! If you have questions about how to donate, contact me ( You can tailor your gift in many ways to meet your vision (to another county, to a specific agency.) You can send a lump sum to the United Way on their website and reference Penn State to have it count against our campaign.

To view the Penn State campaign, you can track the progress here.

You can view details on where the money goes here.

Thanks you for your continuing support of the United Way.

University Libraries United Way Committee
Heather Ross, co-chair
Nicole Gampe, co-chair
Donna Dean
Robert Freeborn
Matthew Mangarella
Kelly Riley