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Charitable Contributions

KU employees have the opportunity to make charitable contributions through payroll deductions to support the United Way, the KU Endowment Association, and Community Health Charities (CHC). Below is a brief description provided by the organizations about how your contributions are utilized.


The United Way

The United Way of Douglas County's mission: Addressing human service needs by mobilizing community resources and building partnerships in the community. Donations to United Way support over 45 collaborative programs provided by 28 funded community partners addressing the goals of education, health and financial stability.

Please visit United Way of Douglas County » for additional information and to download a pledge card. Donations and completed pledge cards should be returned to the address below or emailed to uwcamp@unitedwaydgco.org:

United Way of Douglas County
2518 Ridge Court
Lawrence, KS 66046

KU faculty and staff may also make a payroll deduction pledge online by completing the secure, online KU Payroll Deduction Pledge Form.


KU Endowment Association

Since state financing covers only about 18 percent of KU's total operating expenses, the support donors provide is essential to achieving the University's mission and aspirations.  Your philanthropic gifts are a powerful endorsement of the University from its faculty and staff.  With reductions in state support, your continued contributions are essential to helping KU accomplish its goals. 

Please visit KU Endowment » for more information and to download a payroll deduction form. Once completed, return it to the KU Endowment Association » at the address provided at the bottom of the form.


Community Health Charities

Community Health Charities is a nonprofit that raises awareness and resources for health and wellness by connecting more than 2,000 of the most trusted health charities across the United States with more than 17 million caring donors through workplace giving campaigns, causes, wellness programs, employee engagement, and strategic partnerships. Health has never been such a priority: 77% of U.S. workers suffer from at least one long-term health condition, ranging from cancer to asthma – chances are someone you know is affected.  

Please visit Community Health Charities » for more information about the campaign, to review an approved agency listing, and to download a State of Kansas pledge card. Completed pledge cards should be sent to the KU Payroll Office »:

1246 West Campus Road, Room #145 
Carruth O'Leary Hall 
Lawrence, KS 66045-7521

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