2017 United Way Campaign

The Continuous Improvement Plan for Drake University calls upon all of us to strengthen our strategic engagement with community partners.  As part of this commitment, Drake is proud to partner with United Way of Central Iowa. 

Why United Way?

  • 100% of the funds donated stay in Central Iowa
  • United Way financially supports 33 organizations that are key partners for Drake University
  • In 2016, more than 6,000 people in the 50311 zip code benefited from United Way funding

2017 Campaign Goals

  • $55,000 total giving
  • Or 200+ Participants


  • We have worked hard to make this years’ incentives the best yet  
  • If we reach our goal, all employees will receive the full-day off on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving  (instead of a half-day) 
  • New this year is that each giving level has generous incentives
  • For more information, see the incentives page

Kick-Off Event

  • Monday November 6th - 3:30pm in Shivers
  • All employee social and information sharing
  • Beverages and snacks will be provided
  • Guest Speakers: Toby O’Berry from Iowa Homeless Youth Shelters and representatives from United Way

How to Give

  • For those that have contributed in the past, please consider contributing again
  • For those that have not given in the past, please consider contributing $5/month
  • For more on United Way giving, click here

Iowa Shares

  • You can also choose to donate to Iowa Shares
  • Click here for more information and for the donation link

Please join us this year in fulfilling our University commitment to strengthen our engagement with community partners.  Additionally, thank you to all those who made this great campaign possible.  If you have any questions, please contact your campaign ambassador or Nate Reagen, at nate.reagen@drake.edu or ext. 2949.

Today at Drake
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
University News
October 19, 2017
Drake senior Morayo Adeyoju, a native of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, shares his cultural history as part of an art exhibition on display through Oct. 22 in The Anderson Gallery. Adeyoju's grandfather was a king of the Yoruba tribe.