Yale and United Way leadership kick off 2017-2018 campaign

President Salovey sent this letter about the Yale-United Way 2017-18 campaign, “Yale in Action,” to the Yale community on Oct. 4, 2017. See United Way picture and caption below.

Dear Colleagues,

As I begin my thirty-seventh year at Yale and my fifth year as president, I am more grateful than ever for our community’s commitment to public service. Our mission reflects the tradition of service that is part of our DNA. Thus, it is no surprise that for three years in a row, Yale has exceeded $1.3 million in funds raised for the United Way campaign. And over the past thirty years, Yale employees have contributed close to $20 million.

Yesterday afternoon we kicked off the 2017-18 Yale-United Way campaign. This year’s theme is “Yale in Action,” because your actions—such as donations or the gifts of your expertise and time for one of the United Way programs—enrich our community. I am delighted to announce that once again in 2017-18, Yale has committed $100,000 in matching funds for new or increased faculty and staff contributions made through payroll deductions.

I invite you to join my wife Marta and me in taking action to support education, financial stability, and health in greater New Haven. If you have never participated in the Yale-United Way campaign before, please think about contributing this year. If you are a recurring donor, please consider participating again—your support is vital.

Marta and I believe strongly that by working together through United Way, we will create lasting and meaningful change within our community. We have been committed donors to the Yale-United Way campaigns for many years, and we hope that you will join us in taking action to make a difference.

Peter Salovey
President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Caption (left to right): Abby Goldblatt, Yale-United Way campaign chair; Chris Brown, Yale-United Way campaign chair; Janet Lindner, 2017-2018 Chair of the United Way Board of Directors; Cynthia Walker, Yale-United Way campaign chair; President Salovey, and Jennifer Heath, president and ceo of United Way of Greater New Haven.