Thursday, February 9, 2023

U unites for United Way campaign, exceeds expectations of $600,000

November 17, 2000
MSU President M. Peter McPherson, left, speaks to guests while his wife Joanne McPherson listens in the Kellogg Center on Thursday. McPherson announced that the Capital Area United Way raised approximately $6.9 million. —

They asked for $600,000.

They did $1,000 better.

The MSU community raised more than it had planned to collect for the Capital Area United Way, officials announced Thursday morning.

“It highlights the fact that we have a community here that is very supportive of efforts like the United Way,” said Angela Brown, director of University Housing.

The two-month campaign came to a close Monday, and the university’s Community Charitable Campaign exceeded its goal with help from residence halls, student organizations, retirees and university staff members.

The MSU campaign is one of several held in the Lansing area, and all are helping to fund nearly 70 service-providing agencies such as the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and MSU Safe Place.

Marylee Davis, coordinator of the MSU campaign, said she was very pleased with student efforts.

“I saw that students were

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