KCC United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 1

A view of the reflecting pools area in front of the North Avenue campus on a sunny summer day.

Kellogg Community College will begin its annual United Way campaign to raise funds for the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region on Oct. 1.

The 2015 campaign, which will run through Oct. 15, follows a 2014 campaign in which KCC employees donated a record $21,447 and earned one of 10 Over-Achiever awards from the organization.

KCC, which has participated annually in United Way fundraising for more than 25 years, raised 20 percent more for the organization in 2014 than in 2013 thanks to the kindness of scores of employee donors, many of whom give to the United Way via payroll deductions.

“We emphasize a strong community focus in everything we do here at KCC, and supporting the United Way is just one more way we can support our community,” said Terah Zaremba, dean of Student Services at KCC and a co-chair of this year’s United Way campaign at the College. “We’re proud to partner with the United Way again in 2015 and look forward to the possibility of another record-breaking year of support.”

The 2015 campaign at KCC will include a pledge form drop-off during a Student Life Coffeehouse event to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 in the College’s Student Center, and the College’s annual chili cook-off to begin at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Kellogg Room. Both events are open to the public and will be held on the College’s North Avenue campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

United Way chapters across the state kicked off their 2015 fundraising campaigns last week as part of a “shared virtual kickoff” that included coordinated promotions in regions including the areas served by the UWBCKR. The organizations use such funds from donations like KCC’s to support community efforts to educate children, enable better health opportunities for families and sustain good-paying jobs for workers.

More information about the UWBCKR is available online at www.changethestory.org.

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