Drawings begin for campus United Way campaign prizes

contact: Deanne Puca
| WMU News

WMU United WayKALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University faculty and staff members who give any amount to the 2012 campus United Way campaign will be eligible for weekly drawings to be held each Friday afternoon.

Prizes include two tickets to any Spotlight Series event at Miller Auditorium, a $20 gift card from the WMU Bookstore, a $20 Dining Dollars gift card, two tickets to a home football game, two tickets to a home basketball game and two tickets to a home hockey game. 

WMU United Way has reached nearly a quarter of its goal in the first two weeks since it launched its campaign Sept. 13 with a goal of $300,000.

Weekly drawings

Six drawings will take place:

  • Friday, Oct. 5
  • Friday, Oct. 12
  • Friday, Oct. 19
  • Friday, Oct. 26
  • Friday, Nov. 2
  • Friday, Nov. 9

Contributors whose pledge cards are returned to the president's office, Mail Stop 5202, by 5 p.m. the Thursday before each drawing will be eligible. Eligibility is cumulative, so those eligible for the first drawing will continue to be eligible for subsequent drawings. There is a limit of one weekly prize per person. Once a person wins a weekly prize, they will be ineligible for subsequent weekly drawings.

Grand-prize drawing

A grand-prize drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Prizes include:

  • Two tickets to the President's Box for the last home football game
  • $100 gift certificate to any Millennium restaurant
  • Two tickets to the Gold Company's annual performance at Miller Auditorium on Feb. 9

All WMU faculty and staff members who contribute to the 2012 campus United Way campaign whose pledge cards are received in the president's office, Mail Stop 5202, by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, will be entered into the grand-prize drawing. This includes all previous prizewinners.


WMU United Way Advisory Board members are not eligible for the weekly drawings or the grand-prize drawing.

Questions should be directed to campaign organizers at wmu-united-way@wmich.edu.