President Hatch kicks off United Way campaign

President Nathan Hatch leads the cheers.

President Nathan Hatch leads the cheers.

Wake Forest kicked off its 2010 United Way campaign with a pep rally on Sept. 27 in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.

Leading the cheers were President Nathan Hatch and Provost Jill Tiefenthaler, who were joined by the Wake Forest cheerleaders, the Demon Deacon and the Wake Forest band.

Dr. Hatch is chairing this year’s United Way campaign for Forsyth County. “I am delighted to be chairing this year’s campaign, but I can’t do it alone — the United Way needs the help of our entire campus to meet its goals,” Dr. Hatch said. “Wake Forest has traditionally been one of our community’s most generous supporters of the United Way.”

Employees will soon receive a packet of information from their department’s campaign coordinator that includes an opportunity to contribute to the United Way campaign. Payroll deduction pledges can be done online.

Employees age 40 and younger are invited to join Young Leaders United. This group is geared toward young professionals who commit to donating $250 and volunteering 24 hours in one year.

“Thank you for the many ways you already give of your time and your resources to serve our campus and our community,” Dr. Hatch said. “I hope you will decide to join me in providing United Way the resources it needs to continue making our community a better place to live and work.”