Quinnipiac raises more than $60,000 for United Way

United Way campaign
From left: Jack Healy, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater New Haven; Brian Kelly, information security officer and chair of Quinnipiac's United Way campaign; Quinnipiac President John L. Lahey.

April 7, 2014 - Quinnipiac raised more than $60,000 for the United Way of Greater New Haven during its annual employee campaign. Jack Healy, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater New Haven, visited the University on March 31 to thank Brian Kelly, information security officer and chair of Quinnipiac's United Way campaign, and Quinnipiac President John L. Lahey

"United Way couldn't do the important work we do, changing the odds for families in Greater New Haven, without the support and generosity of institutions like Quinnipiac University," said Healy. "Employees at the University truly care about making our community a better place, and continually show it through their support of our work."

"The success of the annual United Way campaign is an example of the sense of community at Quinnipiac," said Kelly. "Students, faculty and staff all come together through service and donations to support the United Way of Greater New Haven."

United Way of Greater New Haven is an independent nonprofit organization and one of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories under the umbrella of United Way Worldwide. UWGNH was founded in 1919 as the Community Chest of Greater New Haven to provide grants to core nonprofit "safety net" agencies in the region. In recent years, the organization has transformed to a "Community Impact" United Way, focusing on change, not charity.