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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 19 percent of total operating expenses, the support donors provide helps make KU a world-class institution. Faculty and staff support for the university sends an important message. It says you believe in KU so strongly that you are willing to support it through donations, as well as through your daily work. This is a powerful endorsement, and it shows others that KU is worthy of their support. Faculty/staff support increased 75 percent during Far Above:  The Campaign for Kansas.  The campaign concluded in June 2016 by raising $1.6 billion.  With reductions in state support your continued contributions are essential to KU's future.

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

As the largest non-profit federation working exclusively on health and well-being, we have connected nearly 2,000 of the most trusted health charities across the U.S. with more than 17 million caring donors, like you.  Whatever the need, you can rest assured that our member charities are working tirelessly to address it.  Your donation will provide goods and services that are essential to supporting a healthy community, workplace and family.

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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