When textiles professor Peter Hauser fills out a pledge form every fall, he remembers the people who cared for his terminally ill family members. His gift to the State Employees Combined Campaign supports hospice organizations.
“Both my father-in-law and mother-in-law were helped by hospice in their last days,” he says. “In addition to providing outstanding care, they supported the whole family.”
Hauser, who directs graduate programs in the College of Textiles, looks forward to turning his pledge form in to volunteer coordinator Kate Ryan. “Textiles always makes a special effort for the combined campaign, and we set a goal,” he says.
Another reason he gives: “I still hope that one day I’ll be the winner of the free parking pass.”
For Textiles and the entire “Wolfpack Gives Back” campaign to reach this year’s goal of 50 percent participation, more Peter Hausers will have to step forward by Oct. 25. So far, we’ve raised $358,434, with 21 percent of employees participating. Find out which units are setting the pace in the week four standings.
With more than 1,000 charities to choose from, it’s easy to find a cause that’s meaningful for you. Use the online giving guide to find a nonprofit that’s close to home or close to your heart.
For inspiration, read these stories from Tina Nelson, Barbara Weinberg and Carol Weber, who told us why they give.