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Charitable Giving Campaigns


The University is committed to creating a vibrant campus community, while also participating fully with the people of our Uptown neighborhood, Greater Cincinnati and beyond.

Governmental Relations and University Communications facilitates UC's two external community campaigns, United Way/Community Shares and ArtsWave, and collaborates with Hoxworth Blood Center to ensure successful campus blood drives.

FY16 Challenges

United Way/Community Shares Campaign: Our goal is raise $250,000 with 15% participation.

FY15 Successes

United Way/Community Shares Campaign: UC raised $275,278.32 from more than 1,100 donors.  The UC campaign reached 17% participation, which surpassed our campaign goal of 15% and the 2019 Strategic Plan goal of 15%.The UC Health United Way campaign has raised approximately $377,000, giving us a combined impact of more than $635,000, which will enhance our ranking among United Way’s Top 25 Corporations from 18th to 17th.

ArtsWave Campaign: UC raised $86,882 from more than 1,000 donors. The UC campaign reached 14% participation, which surpassed our campaign goal of 12% and the 2019 Strategic Plan goal of 10%. UC worked with UC Health to secure their new support of the ArtsWave Campaign.  The combined support of UC Health and the University of Cincinnati has propelled our giving to the ArtsWave Partner Level of $100,000.  At this level, we join 20 of the largest and most successful companies and organizations that believe the arts are an important community asset and support the ArtsWave campaign at the highest level. 

Hoxworth Blood Drive Campaign: The University of Cincinnati All Campus Blood Drive continues to be the most successful drive held by Hoxworth Blood Center.  During the 2014-2015 academic year, UC increased their commitment and held four blood drives on the campus.  These drives resulted in the registration of 3,657 donors (1,110 first time donors) and collecting 2,610 blood products which helped to save over 7,830 lives in the Tri-State.  The University has scheduled 4 blood drives for the 2015-2016 academic year.